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The North East needs an Oyster-style system

Across the country, families are facing huge pressure on household budgets. Labour has set out how we would freeze energy bills, support employers to pay a living wage and take action to cap rail fares. But in my constituency in Sunderland, as in many parts...

Welcome to… DCLG

It’s hard to believe that Britain’s economy is on the mend when living standards are falling for millions of people on middle and lower incomes. And it’s even harder to feel like you have a decent standard of living when...

Fulfilling the potential of every area

The English economy does not exist in any meaningful sense – it comprises city regions, county economies and sub-regional labour markets. It is characterised by wide disparities: between thriving tourist areas and struggling seaside towns, between emerging tech hubs and...

Root and Branch

It took a big bang financial crisis to act as a catalyst for our political leaders to revisit some of the basic assumptions that have underpinned British competitiveness for the past 30 years. In the wake of the crisis, questions...

Why it matters: Universal childcare

Arguments for universal childcare have been around ever since investing in early years became a political priority under the previous Labour government. Many believe that the high cost of providing a universal system of childcare rules it out as an...

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