Our levelling-up programmes must invest in vital social infrastructure and empower local communities and decision-makers.
Posts Tagged: The North
We need to look seriously at how our tax system works and whether the burden is spread fairly across the whole country.
Put simply, it is the “where” of decisions – it helps policy makers to see where, and how, to focus effort, direct investment and encourage economic activity.
David Skelton: It was working class voters who delivered this majority – and Johnson must not abandon them now
The second of a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
By offering strategic support to new industries, the Government can honour its promise to ‘level up’ the nation and turn the UK into a global leader.
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.
How is it levelling up to concentrate new construction – and the associated infrastructure – in the South?
Garvan Walshe: Italian governments have failed to revive Naples for centuries. What are the lessons for its British equivalents?
The lively and chaotic city presents a warning to the Government as to how its regeneration plans could go wrong.
Graham Gudgin: To meet its infrastructure ambitions, the Government should spend more on capital investment
It should take advantage of the current macro-economic environment afforded by low borrowing costs, to provide stable – and sizeable – funding.
To paraphrase Burke, they owe their Party, as much as their electors, the benefit of their independent, locally-informed judgement.
With Brexit negotiations intensifying, the carmakers’ decision to focus on Sunderland manufacturing gives David Frost great leverage.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
Manchester and Birmingham already play host to Conservative Conference. The Party should be much bolder, and move much farther north.
If we really are becoming the Party of Blue Collar Conservatives, our Party must become the change that we want to see.
The Government must spare no effort to deliver dignified work, up-to-date infrastructure, and state-of-the-art training to these long-neglected communities.