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A timely report – from Ed Balls, no less – suggests that a lack of graduates is not the reason for our productivity deficit. Rather, our productivity deficit explains the lack of graduate-level jobs.
The Manchester hustings showed 1400 Conservatives behaving in a benevolent and thoughtful way, characteristics almost impossible to dramatise.
Regional disparities can do huge damage to growth. Here are five reasons why the Government’s mission makes sense from every angle.
It boosts local economies and creates jobs, while it also provides tangible evidence of improvement in regions.
In the run up to the White Paper on Levelling Up, our interview with the former Chancellor opens this week’s ConHome series on localism.
Academic institutions have revived towns and cities, spreading opportunity and reskilling the workforce, among other benefits.
How wonderful to be back at a real conference, but this surprisingly small hall in Manchester is the enemy of rhetoric.
Tory candidates in London, Manchester and Oxfordshire made their opposition to these schemes known. It didn’t win us votes.
Now is the time to build the partnerships and financial support that will enable us to deliver on a vision for our communities.
While I support the principle of these zones, a poorly executed plan will bring up the cost of living.
The harrowing personal story of Jihyun Park, followed by her selection as a Tory candidate in Bury, puts current political obsessions in perspective.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
The sad truth is that many local Labour councils and local bureaucracies don’t want it: they’re scared of it.
Such a policy, already successfully delivered in Manchester, could transform thousands of lives by helping those who are willing, but not yet able, back into work.