North-south divide

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Michael Gove’s housing reforms are the only ray of light in this doomed government | Simon Jenkins
Instead of caving in to the building lobby, he is trying to return power to the people, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

21, Apr, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Levelling up policies raise incomes, but also make the rich richer | Torsten Bell
While pumping money into poorer regions increases average salaries, it creates wider wealth disparities too, research finds

Torsten Bell

08, Apr, 2023 @6:00 PM

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It’s not all flat caps and whippets in Wigan | Brief letters
Brief letters: Wigan’s heritage | Juggling single parenthood | Owl pellets | A cartoon to cry over

15, Mar, 2023 @4:54 PM

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Jürgen Maier: the Anglo-Austrian invested in rebuilding northern England’s economy
The former Siemens boss is passionate about levelling up the UK’s regions, but fears the current government doesn’t share his vision of a long-term business partnership

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

07, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Want to properly plug the UK’s north-south divide? Look to Germany | Larry Elliott
Boosting spending power, increasing public funding for science and tech skills, R&D and infrastructure could work

Larry Elliott

05, Mar, 2023 @11:04 AM

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Want levelling up? Stop running everything from London | Letters
Letters: Nicholas Falk recommends the German model of devolving financial powers to cities and regions. Plus letters from Sushila Dhall and Kim Loader

05, Feb, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Northern England may need to be a self-governing state to truly rise again – but is Starmer ready for that? | Alex Niven
Powerhouses, levelling up, taking back control: the Labour leader says he is done with such ‘sticking plaster’ solutions, says Alex Niven, a Newcastle University lecturer

Alex Niven

02, Feb, 2023 @12:13 PM

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Bright lights, big cities: cash and HS2 are not the only keys to renewing the north, Andy Burnham | Simon Jenkins
Civic magnetism also depends on creativity, glamour and tourist appeal, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

27, Jan, 2023 @1:10 PM

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What would a genuine plan for levelling up the north of England look like? Ask a German | Andy Burnham
They have laws requiring equality between the states and a funding regime to make it happen. Imagine that kind of Britain, says Manchester mayor Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham

25, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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This is levelling up Sunak-style – he’s first among the equally useless | Marina Hyde
Pity a PM trying to sell a flagship policy he never liked, flanked by ‘idiot’ colleagues who don’t much like him, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

20, Jan, 2023 @12:57 PM

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RIP ‘levelling up’ – another Johnson catchphrase that failed to deliver | Simon Jenkins
The north-south divide won’t be rebalanced by ministers doling out centralised funds to favourite projects, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

19, Jan, 2023 @6:13 PM

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The Guardian view on levelling up: a badge of Tory confusion | Editorial
Editorial: Rishi Sunak lacks both the imagination to turn Boris Johnson’s slogan into a real policy, and the courage to abandon it


18, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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