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.
Our over-centralised system of government is badly damaged and confidence is waning.
Local authorities must summon genuine support from every corner, and ultimately play to their area’s inherent strengths.
England’s big cities are bouncing back, but connecting outlying towns is a challenge for south east England as much as the North.
What is the purpose of economic growth? The answer to this question should be clear and obvious: to raise the living standards of all citizens.
A coherent strategy to enhance skills in disadvantaged areas is vital for meaningful change.