How can ministers claim to be ‘levelling up’ the country when they are slashing targets for the North and Midlands in favour of the overcrowded South?
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If enough of us download this app, we can, through our joint endeavours and the trace and test programme, suppress the virus.
Guy Mansfield: Overt digital surveillance can be justified in a crisis. But it must be time-limited.
Contact tracing will help the Government to take control of Covid-19. It must ensure the system does not continue indefinitely, however.
Bernard Jenkin: For their strategy to work, Ministers will need more than double the number of tracers that they plan to recruit
If only 6,000 people, with 45 contacts each, are infected every day, we will need a capacity of 276,000 tests just to keep up.
Dave Stewart: By trialling the Government’s app, the Isle of Wight is leading the fightback against the virus
Thousands of residents downloaded the App as soon as they were able to do so. 30,000 – at critical mass already -on the first morning of the launch.
Can the UK really follow South Korea? Five big issues as the Isle of Wight experiences contact tracing.
Technologically and culturally, the Asian country is a very different place – and it launched its programme before the virus could take root.
David Pugh: After the crisis, we need to continue with flexible planning policies to boost economic recovery
We could reduce or waive fees for applications that relate to business development. Virtual meetings can reduce delays.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
Coronavirus: some councils are doing better than others. And where are the Police and Crime Commissioners?
They should be ensuring that the police do not behave in a way that alienates people. Plus – the imperative to free up NHS beds.
The rest of our economy is shifting to greater sustainability. The system to provide places to live should do the same.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
This week’s National Family Hubs Fair and Conference brought together around 50 organisations that are committed to supporting families.
Bob Seely: My housing challenge to think tanks. Devise a strategy that will prize social justice above economic liberalism.
In my constituency, we have a target of just over 640 homes a year. Our housing waiting list is 3,000.
Chris Whitehouse: A small, sleepy backwater? No, with a Conservative council the Isle of Wight is fizzing with enterprise and innovation
Improvements for tourism, the environment and road works … and we’re proposing to go big on beach huts.
A highways partnership deal has resulted in fewer potholes, new street lighting – and saved a million pounds a year.