THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Wirral’

  BRINGING DOWN JOE. The actual elections for the Mayors of the Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester and possibly Leeds, won’t be held until next year. However in effect the people who are likely to occupy these posts will be settled this summer. Labour has an iron grip on our big northern cities and unless [read more…]


    BUSINESS RATE REFORM. Over the next few years businesses across the North could be set to benefit from a major revolution in the way that councils are funded. By 2020 central funding of local government through the revenue support grant will be replaced entirely by business rates income. At the moment councils keep [read more…]


    FOUR MONTHS OF THIS?   As people lie in ambulances waiting for treatment, the sound of squabbling politicians rings in their ears.   If it’s not the NHS, it’s the economy. We got four or five rebuttal and counter rebuttal documents from the Conservatives and Labour on Monday about each other’s spending plans. [read more…]


Having swept away all the organisations that were helping the Northern economy, the Coalition government has spent the last few years building them up again. Although the patchwork of Local Enterprise Partnerships(LEPs), Mayoral Zones and Regional Growth Funds will never make up for the lost coherence of the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) in the North [read more…]


      MILLER AFFAIR.   The Wirral West MP Esther McVey should be in the Cabinet this weekend as the new Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport. She had a career in television, she is from the North, is female and doesn’t have a posh accent. All boxes ticked Mr Cameron, so [read more…]