Some good things, a few bad ones, some absences – and an opportunity missed not so much to level up Britain as to level with voters.
Posts Tagged: Skills
It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Andy Street: I haven’t raised a mayoral tax during my term, and commit to not doing so if I’m re-elected
It’s not surprising that I do things differently, since I came to the role from a business background, rather than via the world of politics.
Alan Mak: Industrial strategy. Focus narrowly and don’t spread thinly – concentrating on key innovative sectors.
The third piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
With Brexit done and vaccinations continuing, a major mission will be Johnson’s commitment to deliver levellling-up.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: Like a phoenix from the ashes of the Covid crisis, now is the time for a new social contract to arise
The present social contract was written when the number of taxpayers well outstripped the number of retirees. But times have changed.
There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
Damian Green: Why a forced choice between a Brexity North and a Globalist South would be a false one – and damage our Party
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
Nick Hillman: Three options for higher education. Less support for students, fewer of them – or else they pay more
If if the higher education sector must take some further pain in the spending review, then the last option is the least bad.
Philippa Stroud: The Coalition stopped officially measuring poverty – which left its successor unsighted over free schools meals
We are allowing others to create a narrative for us, and in the absence of an agreed poverty measure and subsequent strategy, we always will.
The devolved Adult Education Budget ensures that every pound delivers more qualifications that employers actually want.
WATCH: Javid on an EU trade deal, local government reform, police commissioners, skills, Black Lives Matter…
The full video of ConHome’s joint event with UK in a Changing Europe for the Party Conference.