Politics 31 October 2012 “He will have his work cut out in convincing ministers of this new approach” TUC secretary on Heseltine. Print HTML “He will have his work cut out in convincing ministers of this new approach” Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, gives his support to a new report from Lord Heseltine that calls for the government to take bolder action to stimulate the economy. The report, commissioned by Downing Street, says the government needs to localise funding to help businesses grow. Barber gave his support to Heseltine, but warned that government would need to “change their attitude” to civil servant, public bodies and unions to make the strategy succeed. › The piano competition of the future? Funding should be localised. Photograph, Getty Images Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia Subscribe More Related articles Chinese loan sharks are using nudes as collateral. Is this the grim future of revenge porn? Tea Leavers and Champagne for Remain: what your shopping basket says about your EU stance “I’m a big boy”: What happened when MPs grilled Philip Green about the BHS scandal?