The biggest challenge facing the north – dealing with Westminster

The biggest challenge facing the north – dealing with Westminster

Posted by: on Sep 17, 2018 | No Comments

The invention of the Northern Powerhouse aimed to bolster the north of England, rebalance the economy, secure devolution, and give it a presence on the global stage to help secure inward investment. But the halcyon days of constant positive announcements from government have long gone. Now the North needs to fight even harder for the attention of Westminster.

The politics of infrastructure has changed… for the worse

The politics of infrastructure has changed… for the worse

Posted by: on Sep 11, 2018 | No Comments

The announcement of Crossrail’s delay and cost overruns have been accompanied by ongoing media stories about similar issues with HS2. Such failures will undermine political and community support for infrastructure projects and something has to be done.