Wages and good and bad government
Many communities in the UK would benefit from higher wages, says Mike Emmerich, but does the Prime Minister have a strategy for delivering them?
Take a breath and take stock
It seems likely that we are facing the biggest challenge to our economy since the 1940s, says Mike Emmerich. ‘Now as much as ever we need the power of the state to be used to sustain and support the economy,’ he believes.
Northern Powerhouse must be for real
If the North is to ‘own’ the Northern Powerhouse a new partnership with Government is needed, as called for by the Convention of the North, write Ben Lucas and Mike Emmerich.
No glorious but implausible utopias
Mike Emmerich says we should use the recovery phase to build on what councils have been doing during the emergency – quickly rising to the challenge. Councils need to put concrete ideas on the table, he adds.
Important choices lie ahead
Mike Emmerich says the building of a more spatially balanced and inclusive form of growth is a task that has not been fully embraced by Westminster and Whitehall – ‘and that has got to, and looks set to, change’.
Not a business as usual approach
Metro Dynamics has launched a guide for people working in and with towns that distils what it has learned over the past few years, based on eight principles. Mike Emmerich explains.
‘We need to evolve our model of the economy’
Mike Emmerich says if housing, transport and education all ‘pile on pressure for success’ in some wealthy and well-connected areas and leave others behind, then ‘we really are facing a national policy failure’
The journey is just beginning
In the wake of the recent raft of national policy announcements, Mike Emmerich says it is time for the sector to take firm action and make sure this pivotal moment isn’t lost
Leading the pack
Mike Emmerich and Mark Morrin explain how new powers granted to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority will blaze a devolutionary trail for other local areas to follow.