The second part of a mini-series on ConservativeHome this week about how the Government can help Britain’s economy to grow faster.
In England and Wales the average house cost 3.5 times average earnings in 1997, but 9.1 times earnings last year. In London it’s about 14 times. Prices in England rose 9.4 per cent last year.
The second part of a ConHome series this week on housing and planning in the wake of the Queen’s Speech.
Levelling-up education must ensure that moving on up does not have to mean moving out
Gove is ready to localise as much either as he wants to or as his colleagues will let him, or both. I hope it’s work in progress.
Neil O’Brien, Rachael Robathan and Chris Hogwood give their thoughts on what the future holds for urban centres.
We know how difficult it was to lose millions of manufacturing jobs – let us beware of inadvertently accelerating the same process for services jobs.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
They have existing infrastructure in place. But improved intercity transport is needed as well as building new homes.