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This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
This is 25 times the number of skilled work permits issued each year to non-EU citizens and their dependants.
We stand ready to act as a pilot area that would provide valuable insights for UK venues preparing for life after lockdown.
David Goodhart: The virus. It’s almost certain that ethnic minorities are at greater risk. But we can’t yet know the full explanation.
There are three main factors at work – genetics, plus cultural and social factors. And it’s not possible at present to disentangle the mix.
Andy Street: Our West Midlands recovery plan – and why no one-size-fits-all Whitehall scheme would work
Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
The crisis is bound to put a further strain on Birmingham’s finances. The timetable for the Commonwealth Games was already very tight.
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
In contrast to 2008’s financial crisis, the Coronavirus is expected to be short-lived. In the meantime, the Government must be quick to protect livelihoods.
For the Conservatives to fulfil their promise of “levelling up” the UK, they must create ample employment opportunities.
Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
Plus: Will Javid come back? Will Boris Island fly? Hazzer, formerly the Duke of Sussex. And: an ice bath in a Scandi forest.
We must level-up the country. By providing the funds we need, the Government will send a vote of confidence in the power of local decision-making.
WATCH: Street demands more transport investment for West Midlands and help developing brownfield sites
“We want the same sort of connectivity that you enjoy in London. Let’s get on and invest in our Metro.”
Andy Street: Yes to HS2. But it’s only the start of the transport revolution we need north of Watford.
That’s why last week I launched my transport plan for the West Midlands – an ambitious, 20-year vision of how our constituent boroughs will be linked in the coming decades.