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.
Posts Tagged: Birmingham
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.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
There would seem to be a difference between the rhetoric coming out of the US and the implementation of policy.
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
Good quality office space is far cheaper in Birmingham than London, and the quality of life is higher. The West Midlands is full of battleground parliamentary seats.
We have already cut our carbon emissions by nearly half in ten years, combined with sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Andy Street: Levelling up for the Midlands and North. Javid must tear up the Treasury rules to make sure it happens.
We in the regions must accept that it will be up to us to provide the detailed data that will help to monitor the success of investment made.
Many of these buildings could be replaced with new homes. New rules are needed to end this scandal.