Our research with low-income voters in some of these areas revealed that many are not expecting miracles. They simply want better local services.
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“The Chancellor has passed the responsibility to us. Can’t complain.” Council leaders respond to the Spending Review.
Some welcome the extra power to put up Council Tax. But they are reluctant to use it when their residents are already hard-pressed.
Ricky Bower: Some of the proposed planning reforms are welcome. But localism should not be sacrificed.
Blaming councils for delays is often unfair. Often the highways authorities delay providing the infrastructure needed.
Andy Street: It’s time to accept that HS2 is a done deal – part of caring for livelihoods as well as lives in our region
As the short-term economy comes under immense strain, we should support the UK’s biggest single long-term investment.
How is it levelling up to concentrate new construction – and the associated infrastructure – in the South?
The UK has never had such an independent institution despite the model being a tremendous success in other countries around the world.
Consequently, our third and most important priority is the vigorous pursuit of growth – set our country on a path of solid and sustained expansion.
Limiting councils’ discretion could lead to a lot of fuss for little real change. The real problem is a geographically unbalanced economy.
Robert Largan: We need a National Skills Strategy Skills policy. Not oversaturating our labour market with graduates.
After a decade of political upheaval, the country is ready for a decade of renewal. It is about time that we followed the example of FDR’s New Deal.
Garvan Walshe: Italian governments have failed to revive Naples for centuries. What are the lessons for its British equivalents?
The lively and chaotic city presents a warning to the Government as to how its regeneration plans could go wrong.
Amanda Milling: A year ago, Johnson became Prime Minister – and we have since laid strong foundations for our levelling-up agenda
We have delivered Brexit, brought in pay rises for millions of workers, shielded the economy from Covid-19, and are investing in vital infrastructure.
Grant Shapps: Why I’m in Manchester today to help kick-start better, greener and more modern transport for the North
Our initiative will bring together Ministers, Mayors and council leaders, to thrash out ways of building new infrastructure during the life of this parliament.
As a general set of principles for the UK global aims, we would do well to turn for inspiration and leadership to Churchill and Roosevelt’s Atlantic Charter.
Competitions for major public works can bring in private capital and bolster innovation – but the Civil Service must learn to let go.
The Railway Industry Association, the trade body for more than 300 rail suppliers, calls for the Government to fast-track important schemes.