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Taking back control

One of the UK economy’s enduring weaknesses is the confusing and weak governance structures that exist at local level. While Germany and the United States, for example, have established regional and local governance, much economic and social policy in the UK originates in Westminster.

This event considered what the future model of local governance could look like, and how best to make it work. Ahead of the publication of the Devolution and Recovery White Paper, it provides a platform to examine how devolution or other reforms could be a catalyst for more powerful local leadership, stability, and community empowerment.

Speakers

Details

April 20, 2021

Location

Online

This event was kindly supported by Power to Change.

Speakers:

  • Simon Clarke MP, Former Minister of State for Regional Growth & Local Government
  • Jo Gideon MP, Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central
  • Professor Phillip McCann, Chair in Urban and Regional Economics, Sheffield University
  • Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive, Power to Change
  • Neil O’Brien MP, Member for Harborough (Chair)

Oct 4
11:00-
12:00
School food and the levelling up agenda
Oct 4
9:45-
10:45
How can UK workers and companies benefit from digital trade?
Oct 4
13:30-
14:30
How best to empower young people through the power of technology
Oct 4
15:00-
16:00
How do we bring apprenticeships to the areas that need them most?
Oct 4
12:30-
13:30
The role of retail banking in levelling up and tackling cost of living
Oct 4
9:45-
10:45
Embracing flexibility and security for the next generation of workers
Oct 4
12:15-
13:15
How can science clusters generate prosperity in the communities that need them most?
Oct 4
9:30-
10:30
How do we create a secure path between renting and owning?
Oct 4
13:30-
14:30
How can devolution support the new Government’s Levelling Up ambitions?