Capping the value of land adjacent to a new motorway, and recouping a charge from those who develop it, would help fund essential new roads.
Posts Tagged: Regionalism
More powers for Andy Street in the West Midlands should just be the start.
Prospects for the economy 2) Andy Silvester: The fundamentals are strong. But confidence is in shorter supply.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
They provide much better value for money than Labour’s unwieldy Regional Development Agencies managed.
The former fear that it will revive what they believe are business-unfriendly ideas about foreign takeovers and workers on boards.
Downing Street can win votes in the regions without resorting to Blair’s pork-barrel spending.
Local Enterprise Partnerships have shown how business can prompt local authorities to speed up decision making.
Brexit will allow us to decide on our own regional policy.
Simon Parker: Brexit wasn’t just about control. It was about people being left behind by the London elite
The focus on leaving the EU needs to be balanced by a powerful new Department for Growth, with a mandate to devolve power and drive up regional prosperity.
It’s about what they contribute – and take from – the public finances.
David Kirkby: The National Living Wage could undermine the Northern Powerhouse – so let’s vary it by region
There are negative possibilities for the supply of jobs, positive ones for productivity – and a lot of variation across sections.
Steve Hughes: Osborne’s record. Some progress on the deficit. Slower going on rebalancing. But now he has a chance to deliver.
The second piece in our mini-series on whether the Chancellor is achieving the rebalancing of the economy he wants.
Tamworth will be there at the table grabbing the opportunity of the new Combined Authority.
Too often, existing suppliers have contracts renewed without proper scrutiny.
Lord Hennessy: Never before in recent times have constitutional possibility and peril jostled together quite like this
It’s crucial for the shared future of those who live in these islands that we should not Balkanise ourselves, in either structural terms or in our minds and hearts.