This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
Posts Tagged: West Midlands
Andy Street: With more shops opening again, here are high street lessons we can learn from the last recession
At John Lewis where I was a new MD, we decided to put our trust in technology – to build a business model for the future.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
While we want to honour our healthcare system and its workers, we must be open to exploring how we can improve it too.
We stand ready to act as a pilot area that would provide valuable insights for UK venues preparing for life after lockdown.
Daniel Pryor: Reducing homelessness. Housing First is a liberal approach based on harm reduction. We need more of it
When Crisis is saying the same thing as the Centre for Social Justice and ourselves at the Adam Smith Institute, politicians should listen.
Here in the West Midlands we are seeing construction resuming, the housing market restarting and our all-important car industry reviving.
Andy Street: Our West Midlands recovery plan – and why no one-size-fits-all Whitehall scheme would work
Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
Jay Singh-Sohal: We are being challenged in ways our country has not seen since the Second World War
The loss of our liberties is no good or easy thing to accept. While our social life disappears, what we do have is time.
Street says Government has been decisive, and ‘the determination to impose the lockdown has been united’.
In Solihull, we are blessed with strong communities across the borough, from our more urban north to our rural south.
In contrast to 2008’s financial crisis, the Coronavirus is expected to be short-lived. In the meantime, the Government must be quick to protect livelihoods.
For the Conservatives to fulfil their promise of “levelling up” the UK, they must create ample employment opportunities.
We can’t continue to favour projects such as Crossrail over developing infrastructure in other parts of the country which generate much greater relative returns.