There’s no better time to look beyond arguments about regional funding allocations to re-address how neighbourhood-level communities that have been historically overlooked do not go unnoticed anymore.
Germany has come closer to managing it – but take a look at the bill: an average of £71 billion between 1990 and 2014. That’s a little more than the £2 billion Sunak was sharing out yesterday.
It’s the worst form of gesture politics in practice – that substitutes for the urgent need for more housing.
Many areas in most need of transformation lack civil society organisations and miss out on the giving which supports them.
These bring different people together in pursuit of a common good, so that social cohesion and capital is strengthened.
At the heart of the Midlands Engine’s strategy is a desire to collaborate, particularly in sectors vital to the low carbon transition.
The fourth part of a ConHome series this week on Levelling Up as the Government’s White Paper nears publication.
For those of us living in the countryside, there was little new to get excited about in the Chancellor’s Budget.
The Government seems to think that, so long as it invests into new areas, lives will be transformed. But it’s more complicated than that.
If his mission is successful, he will hugely bolster the long-term future of the Conservative party.
The Government’s actions are also a sign of confidence in the combined authority model.
The appointment of O’Brien to lead the forthcoming levelling-up white paper shows real commitment to the agenda.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
The second of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.