Regulations should be applied lightly and Business Rates cut. Improving transport links must be championed.
Posts Tagged: Regionalism
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
The then EU Budget Commissioner told me that giving control of this funding to national governments would make it subject to “democratic whim”.
Neva Sadikoglu-Novaky: Leaving the EU is an opportunity for greater localism, and to adapt our laws to suit our interests
The threshold for public procurement misses the point that purchasing power greatly varies. A fair price in one country may seem very expensive to others.
Andy Street: The West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy ensures we are the workshop of the modern world
From transport tech and data-driven healthcare, to creative enterprises and the services sector, we are forging ahead.
Former service personnel of working age are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as those in the UK general population.
Labour’s Regional Development Agencies were a failure. But the successor bodies are proving much more effective.
Both the type and quantity of migration that is desirable would be better decided at a more local level.
While Lancashire is in the main in Lancashire, Wigan is both in and not in, like a Schrödinger county cat.
Robert Halfon: Do Barwell’s bean-counters lack the vision to see why Tories must campaign for social justice?
Plus: why John Bald is wrong to be critical on this site of the Education Select Committee’s report on school exclusions.
Patrick Spencer and Gerard Lyons: Yes, the British jobs story is a good one – but we can’t count on it carrying on forever
A report published by the Centre for Social Justice today outlines four major traps that could jeopardise Britain’s employment miracle.