Money brought into the country due to deprivation in areas such as the north west can be spent anywhere within England. This means a staggering €756m (last programme figure) could be diverted from the NW and spent in affluent parts of the south east if the government believed that would generate the growth it desires.
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The government is arguing that when the public sector pays women more than the private sector it’s not only a problem, but a problem requiring intervention. What if the public sector is just paying its women employees a fair wage?
Any attempt to tackle deprivation and create better places should be focused on harnessing and strengthening the skills and capacity of local people. They’re the real stars of the show, and they’ll still be there when the cameras are off.
This Budget is mostly about incentives and competition for funds. It reveals a government which lacks economic development acumen and strategy.
Too many of our public services are still driven by internal priorities. That must change. Public consultation, social inclusion and partnership working are now discredited concepts because we associate them with people and processes that prevent rather than spark progress.
The mission of the Strong Towns movement is to support a model for growth that allows America’s towns to become financially strong and resilient, as Charles Marohn explains
Let's listen and learn from ED practitioners who are on the front lines. Refrain from listening to journalistic pundits, politicians, economists, and business leaders; they are not in our business. They have a role to play, but as partners.
At a time when the supply of private investment in house building is at a low ebb, Baugruppe provides an opportunity for people to take matters into their own hands and can provide cost savings.
Ted Howard, showed us that a new economy and a new destiny for the poorest place can be achieved. Failing market capitalism and economic decline can bring social growth. It ain't capitalism, it ain't socialism, but this could be the future for regeneration.
The harsh reality that many areas face and which they must confront is that they are competing with many areas across the world with better growth potential. The reality is that England’s economy favours the haves, and that they are the have-nots.