In the second piece in our mini-series, the Chair of Homes for the North argues that driving public investment in housing towards the South East is not sustainable.
Posts Tagged: Regionalism
WATCH: Johnson 1) “It’s not for government to step in and save companies that simply run into trouble”
Asked about the future of Flybe, the Prime Minister adds he does “want to ensure regional connectivity”.
If we really are becoming the Party of Blue Collar Conservatives, our Party must become the change that we want to see.
Regulations should be applied lightly and Business Rates cut. Improving transport links must be championed.
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.