In a column for the i Newspaper, Will Tanner argues that the appointment of Michael Gove as Secretary of State for Levelling Up should give people confidence:
Drawing on a 2008 speech by Michael Gove, Will writes:
“It is this vision for a more locally rooted society, as well as his personal record as one of the Government’s most able reformers – as demonstrated in education and justice – that makes Gove’s appointment as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities the most significant of last week’s reshuffle.
“It suggests that Levelling Up will not be a repetition of past attempts to induce regional growth from the top down – through big infrastructure or centralised targets – or by government getting entirely out of the way. Instead it hints at a desire to foster the self-governing places from which economic prosperity and social belonging tend to naturally spring.”
You can read the full column here.
The Telegraph discusses Onward's Back to Basics report that urged the Government to scrap the current £13 cap on council tax increases to allow local authorities to support further policing.
The Yorkshire Post covered Onward's Back to Basics plan to rebuild local policing across England and Wales.
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Senior Researcher Jenevieve Treadwell discusses why immigration will be a problem for both the Conservatives and Labour in the upcoming election in City AM.