Sean Keyes, managing director, Sutcliffe has reacted to the news that Liverpool and Manchester has both missed out on levelling up funding in the second bid.
The latest tranche of ‘Levelling Up’ grants were announced this week. Whether your area was a winner or a loser the bidding process is fatally flawed and should be scrapped according to DIB boss Frank McKenna.
Jim forecasts that we could see the end of meaningful devolution in the North following next week’s crisis budget. He also comments on the American elections, and reports on parliamentary boundary changes and a possible left wing purge in the Labour Party.
Downtown Cheshire in Business were delighted to host our ‘Northern Power Towns Leaders’ Lunch’ recently at Opera Grill, Chester.
DIB boss Frank McKenna welcomed the chief executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan into the ‘Downtown Den’.
With political instability and an energy crisis raging, can levelling up Britain get any priority from the government?Jim takes a comprehensive look at the White Paper as a new row blows up between the Prime Minister and Greater Manchester’s mayor over clean air fines.
Lancashire faces a decade of being ‘levelled down’ following the publication of the government’s ‘levelling up’ White Paper earlier this week, according to Frank McKenna.
Simon Danczuk discusses why playing politics with social housing is a dangerous game for Labour.
As 2022 gets underway, the Downtown in Business team look at the political outlook and its potential impact on the business and the economy in the forthcoming year in Lancashire.