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.
Council debt costs the city £11 million a year in interest payments. Our vision prioritises the creation of jobs, regeneration, and thousands of new homes.
The Prime Minister was right to say many voters have only ‘lent’ us their votes. We must now earn that trust, by ensuring the benefits of life in a post-Brexit Britain reach all communities.
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
This hugely important industry is undergoing rapid change. For the region that created the golden age of motoring, that’s an opportunity.
By working closely with Government to target investment, we have rekindled that creative spark that is one again catching the eye of the world.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
The march of technology stops for nothing – not even Brexit – and the businesses and regions which embrace it will be the winners of the future.
In Birmingham, rail has recently become the leading mode for commuting – overtaking the car. This makes it the only city outside London where this is true.
Fittingly, the Black Country, synonymous with the heavy industry of the Industrial Revolution, aims to take the lead in building this new science of reclamation.
“We want to kick-starting a transport revolution that steers our population towards healthier ways of getting from A to B.”
Remember where we are; remember what has come down to us. Our unique heritage is there to be opened up.
Ultimately, we are working to ‘design out’ homelessness entirely, by helping at-risk people before they get to a crisis point.
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
The EU’s petulant announcement that the UK is no longer eligible to compete for European Capital of Culture makes the national award all the more important.