Insights

09
Sep

Devo North East no more?

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Almost 12 months ago, the North East looked set to get a new, elected mayor, and a billion pounds of investment as part of a devolution deal agreed with the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. Fast forward to now, and that vision couldn’t be much further from reality. The new Communities and Local […]

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26
Aug

Elected mayors: we hardly knew ye

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When Theresa May took over as Prime Minister, there were murmurings across the North that the Northern Powerhouse agenda could be scrapped, and, with Theresa May hoping to assert strong leadership for her premiership, it was expected that many of David Cameron and George Osborne’s flagship policies such as devolution would be reversed. Some of […]

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14
May

Powering ahead

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Their shock majority has left surprised Conservatives having to implement their manifesto. Since just about everyone thought they were writing a negotiating document and not a legislative programme (witness Evan Davis and Jeremy Hunt on Newsnight discussing which bits of the manifesto they would implement), they may not have given too much thought to how […]

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