It is a bad sign both for the Government and devolution that the Greater Manchester Mayor has been able to run rings round Ministers.
Posts Tagged: South East
The UK can and should achieve its ambitious emissions reductions targets. But it will only get there by making the most of all energy sources and technologies.
The UK has never had such an independent institution despite the model being a tremendous success in other countries around the world.
Neil O’Brien: The next algorithm disaster – coming to a Conservative constituency near you. This time, it’s housing growth.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
The Prime Minister will be rejected by the aspirational working class that voted for him in large numbers if he cannot win this battle.
Andy Street: One, two, three – it’s a hat-trick of coming Conservative Party conferences for Birmingham
This decision reiterates the political importance of the UK’s cities to our party – and we must aim for a blue-led council in 2022.
We must adapt or risk a lasting hit to one of the world’s economic command centres. A booster shot is needed to avert a smaller economy.
Grant Shapps: Why I’m in Manchester today to help kick-start better, greener and more modern transport for the North
Our initiative will bring together Ministers, Mayors and council leaders, to thrash out ways of building new infrastructure during the life of this parliament.
Ray O’Rourke: A technological revolution is underway in construction. Here’s how the Government can speed it up.
A new approach has allowed building work to take place offsite, leading to gains in productivity and creating long-term, well-paid jobs.
James Frayne: The challenges of the Coronavirus to working families outside the prosperous South East
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
Richard Holden: How the Budget will help former Red Wall seats in the north – like the one I represent
The fact that Darlington station was explicitly addressed in his statement is a great sign of how swiftly the Chancellor has mastered the detail of his brief.
The Coronavirus will punch a hole in Sunak’s sums sufficient to throw levelling-up, Boosterism, Brexit bonuses – what have you – off course.
The election delivered Conservative MPs located precisely in the industrial areas that are vulnerable to the government’s own policy of divergence.
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.
Neil O’Brien: R & D. We invest disproportionately in the first at the expense of the second. Here’s how to improve.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.