This agenda will be absolutely crucial if ‘levelling up’ is ever to become something meaningful to people on the ground.
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The Government’s actions are also a sign of confidence in the combined authority model.
Nick King: Levelling up. The challenge is less defining it than delivering it, for which Johnson will need the private sector.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.
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.
Greg Clark: Why we formed our industrial strategy. What it achieved. And how my successor can build on it.
It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
These are areas that have been neglected for many years. The big cities have had rather greater attention for many years.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
With the right investment, new technology can extend big-city opportunities to communities all over the United Kingdom.
The Government can do a lot in a short space of time. A key question should be: how do we make these towns nicer places to live?
Our research with low-income voters in some of these areas revealed that many are not expecting miracles. They simply want better local services.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Dean Godson: It’s easier for the right to move left on economics than for the left to move right on culture. That’s a plus for Johnson.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’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.
James Frayne: Coastal towns – next for the Conservatives after the Red Wall seats. And essential for a shore-to-shore majority.
I will be returning regularly to this theme: the need to create a mainstream English and Welsh majority from shore to shore.
The Communities Secretary says he didn’t take decision to award Newark money from the Towns Fund.