Investment zones will need to help struggling places offer something different to businesses, rather than doubling down on what they already have, if they are to improve their fortunes.
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To pass the Nissan test, policies will have to address the reasons for why knowledge-intensive activities do not locate in the parts of the country the policies are attempting to target.
Paul Swinney reflects on Liz Truss’s first speech as PM, outlining how levelling up can play into her pro-growth goals and how she can use the agenda to the UK's advantage.
While it seems levelling up has lost momentum, devolution is the one part of the agenda that continues. Here’s what other areas can learn from today’s York and North Yorkshire announcement.
Policy decisions around public transport should be based on where we need to be, not to where we were pre covid-19.
While both candidates have committed to continuing with levelling up, the detail (or lack thereof) under this pledge is worrying.
The award of city status to eight places to mark the Queen’s Jubilee should be a source of civic pride, but it will make no difference to their economies
There’s an opportunity for an electoral win if Labour has a positive vision for levelling up, which makes its silence all the more surprising
The publication of the white paper has been followed by 100 days of inaction. Now the Government is fast running out of road to do anything before the next election.
Yesterday’s white paper is good in its intentions, but falls down on its longer-term vision and funding to support this