Published: 12th Jul 2016

For too long we have either turned a blind eye to poverty and disadvantage or hoped that a general rising tide of economic wealth would trickle down. The vote to leave the EU has opened our eyes wide to the depths of disgruntlement and cast a strong light on the inadequacies of our economic model. We must now truly focus on how we forge a good local society and create an economy for all. In a new publication, Forging a Good Local Society: Tackling Poverty through a Local Economic Reset, I set out what we could do (click here for an invite to the London Parliamentary launch or here for the Manchester launch). I argue that the growing devolution of powers and resources to local areas should act as a catalyst to unleash deeper levels of local empathy and innovative power – making a genuine counter attack on poverty. The … (To read the full article, subscribe below)