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Liverpool has reacted angrily to UNESCO’s decision to remove its heritage status. But what does it really mean for the city’s future?
The New Statesman event will tackle regional development in an age of “levelling-up”
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Levelling up can't be a top-down process. Westminster has to empower local authorities and realise centralised design and control will not work.
The poor state of the UK's transport network outside of London is testament to the country's vast regional inequalities.
Local power is key to pandemic recovery, says the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Devolution.
The UK spends just 1.7 per cent of GDP on research and development, leading to a dearth of innovation.
Leaving the EU will only deepen imbalances in the UK economy.
Urban economies face the challenge of growing gaps between the health of the rich and poor.
Prioritising wealthier areas dooms the fund, intended to help rebalance the UK's ecomomy, to fail.
Westminster needs to show local government representatives that they are equal partners in the UK’s pandemic recovery.