One of the most concerning aspects of Westminster’s ongoing Brexit debate is that it is letting other unresolved political and economic problems go unnoticed. One of the most serious and overlooked of these is the UK’s productivity problem.
Five years on from the Northern Powerhouse being first born as an idea, it is worth remembering it is a shared project of Labour-led northern city regions and a former Conservative chancellor.
GMCA has made it a mission to capitalise on the opportunity of ageing and become “one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old”.
Bristol City Council mayor Marvin Rees says decision making should reflect that citizens experience decisions made by all public, private and third sector bodies – not merely the council
For supreme allied commander, General Dwight D Eisenhower, upon whom ultimate responsibility for D-Day lay, plans were worthless, but planning was everything.
Here is a seeming paradox. Housing has steadily risen up the public agenda in recent years, with polls showing that housing shortages now rank as a top public concern. Yet developers, planners and politicians will tell you that the politics of planning have never felt more fraught.
Obscured by the fog from Westminster’s Brexit theatrics, our national productivity crisis has evaded close attention and scrutiny. But recent economic signs and official statistics suggest this problem isn’t going away.
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A dynamic region requires a combined authority workforce with a range of skillsets, says the Tees Valley CA chief executive
We are determined to make the most of Liverpool City Region’s devolved powers.