The authors reply to William Atkinson – who suggested a week ago on this site that it should not.
Posts Tagged: Northern Powerhouse
Gove is ready to localise as much either as he wants to or as his colleagues will let him, or both. I hope it’s work in progress.
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.
Here are six recent examples of how the Prime Minister has been mugged by reality.
The Prime Minister engaged in demeaning exchanges with the Leader of the Opposition, but will be worried by a lack of support on his own side.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
Our next live online event features Jake Berry, Dehenna Davison and John Stevenson, leading lights of the Northern Research Group.
We need a dedicated campaign team, treasurers to build a fighting fund, a mechanism for MPs to feed in ideas – and a Northern Party Board.
The Government is committed to both levelling up and continuing the UK’s leadership in tackling climate change. Both must happen together.
“Seriously concerning.” “A Gordon Brown-style budget”. Centre-right think tanks resist the Budget’s main platform.
But some free marketeers are concerned about the huge borrowing rise and the reliance on “bureaucrats picking winners.”
Marr puts the argument to the Brexit Secretary that the project’s costs are running out of control.
Ali Demirbag: A post-Brexit visa regime must encourage the brightest and the best to travel to the UK on business
We need to control long-term immigration but also make it easier for entrepreneurs to visit the UK so that they can invest in and work with British companies.
Andrew Smith: The next Conservative Government can deliver for the North by investing in regeneration.
I hope that we will see more of the Chancellor during the campaign explaining how his plans can help support investment to boost productivity.
Raising national insurance, fewer “sin taxes”, public sector pay rises, more schools spending – all are part of his programme.