This week the powerful Communities and Local Government Select Committee published its findings Devolution: the next five years and beyond after hearing evidence from a range of key devolution players including the interim Manchester mayor Tony Lloyd, Liverpool’s mighty mayor Joe Anderson, London’s Sir Eddie Lister, and Devo Minister James Wharton. What was the Committee’s verdict on the success of the Government’s devolution plans?
The face of UK politics is changing dramatically. In 18 months’ time there will be at least five elected Northern Mayors representing 54% of the population of the north.
Connect is often asked by our clients to explain parliamentary procedure and it does not get more complex than Statutory Instruments. We thought you might find this short primer useful to put the vote on changes to Tax Credits in the House of Lords in context. Read more
When David Cameron commissioned Sir Howard Davies in 2012 he must have thought that 2015 seemed a long way away, and he may have imagined that it would be Ed Miliband making the decision on Heathrow expansion or he would at least have Liberal Democrats in his Government to blame for his hands being tied. Read more
Saturday saw the annual Fabian Conference take place and in amongst the panel sessions and policy discussions, a few important insights into the state of the Labour Party became clear.
Ahead of the Labour Party Conference in Manchester next week, Connect’s Steve Barwick looks at the big six questions which may or may not be answered.
Ed Miliband is a man of surprises. Standing against his brother – and winning. Delivering his hour-long 2012 Conference speech without notes. Single-handedly changing the political agenda from the economy to the cost of living at Conference in 2013.
So what rabbit out of the hat will he pull in just 60 days in Manchester?
On Tuesday, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) held its annual conference at BIS (the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) in the heart of Whitehall. Connect Communications worked with LowCVP to build an industry-leading event focusing on low carbon investment and how it will transform the automotive sector, drive growth, drive productivity and a reduce global carbon emissions.