Regional disparities can do huge damage to growth. Here are five reasons why the Government’s mission makes sense from every angle.
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It boosts local economies and creates jobs, while it also provides tangible evidence of improvement in regions.
Interview: George Osborne – “Whatever you’re doing in terms of devolution, double it. In terms of local taxation, double it.”
In the run up to the White Paper on Levelling Up, our interview with the former Chancellor opens this week’s ConHome series on localism.
Academic institutions have revived towns and cities, spreading opportunity and reskilling the workforce, among other benefits.
How wonderful to be back at a real conference, but this surprisingly small hall in Manchester is the enemy of rhetoric.
Andrew Selous: The suggestion voters weren’t consulted on LTNs is wrong. Local elections suggest they approve.
Tory candidates in London, Manchester and Oxfordshire made their opposition to these schemes known. It didn’t win us votes.
Martyn Evans: How brownfield regeneration in the North can unleash the Government’s levelling-up agenda
Now is the time to build the partnerships and financial support that will enable us to deliver on a vision for our communities.
Andy Street: Birmingham’s clean air zones will come down unfairly hard on local people. The scheme needs an urgent rethink.
While I support the principle of these zones, a poorly executed plan will bring up the cost of living.
The harrowing personal story of Jihyun Park, followed by her selection as a Tory candidate in Bury, puts current political obsessions in perspective.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
Richard Sloggett: There will be no levelling up for Britain if there’s no levelling up for health. Here’s a plan to deliver it.
The pandemic has regularly pitched the economy and health on different sides of the policy response. This is a false choice.
Richard Holden: This spring’s local elections. For levelling-up to work, we need local councils and leaders who back it.
The sad truth is that many local Labour councils and local bureaucracies don’t want it: they’re scared of it.
The term is used to understand the views of people living in traditional Labour heartlands. But it’s more complicated than that.
Ben Houchen: The Budget. On Wednesday, Sunak must hear the voice of the North – and kickstart a new era of job creation.
The “Red Wall” communities in my area overwhelmingly backed Johnson in the last election, and it’s essential that the faith they put in him is returned.
Sajid Javid: Housing First helps to break the cycle of rough sleeping. So let’s scale it up and finish the job.
The Centre for Social Justice’s new report sets out in detail how the programme could be increased from 2,000 to 16,500 places.