Robert Jenrick MP, Saqib Bhatti MP, the One Powerhouse Consortium and AECOM discuss how to solve regional inequality.
Posts Tagged: infrastructure
Investing in gigabit broadband will make boost regional competitiveness and make the home-working revolution much more viable.
They are a vital part of our national infrastructure, serving unofficial but important Public Service Obligation routes for post, patients, and medicine.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
The Budget was, if truly honest, a sign that the Government shuns spending cuts and embraces tax rises – which is ultimately unsustainable.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
Richard Holden: The Chancellor shouldn’t try to win a spending arms race with Labour – which we would lose anyway
Perhaps the simplest way of putting it is: it’s all about economic credibility, stupid. Because come 2024, it certainly will be.
With the right investment, new technology can extend big-city opportunities to communities all over the United Kingdom.
Paul Howell and Heather Wheeler: Full HS2 is critical to our election commitment to rebalance the economy
We cannot waste the opportunity that our Government’s high-speed rail investment plans presents.
Alan Mak: Industrial strategy. Focus narrowly and don’t spread thinly – concentrating on key innovative sectors.
The third piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
Patrick Hall: A demand-led on-street chargepoint scheme will be essential to the electric vehicle revolution
In a new report, Bright Blue shows why ministers need to step in to support the rollout of this soon-to-be-essential infrastructure.
David Green: By creating a new investment bank, Sunak would give us a way of using our lockdown savings productively
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
Ryan Bourne: A reassuringly conservative speech from Starmer’s Shadow Chancellor. The Tories will need to up their game.
This is not to say that all of Dodds’ analysis is coherent or correct, but the days of unhinged Corbynite attacks on capitalism are over.
Put simply, it is the “where” of decisions – it helps policy makers to see where, and how, to focus effort, direct investment and encourage economic activity.
They have existing infrastructure in place. But improved intercity transport is needed as well as building new homes.