Open Call: South West Futures

On July 7th, 2015, exactly two months after the General Election, we propose to run a South West Futures initiative, inspired by the ODPM’s recent Northern Futures initiative, bringing together experts and non experts on a single day in multiple locations across the region. Our aim is to establish a...

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Northern Futures: policy to the people?

Last month I took part in Northern Futures: a new project initiated by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, bringing people together for a new kind of debate about economic growth in the North. The Cabinet Office’s Policy Lab is supporting the project, encouraging people to submit ideas online, and on the ground through...

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This is the first of two rambles, prompted by recent events over the last week. After all the talk of recovery, confidence and new opportunities, last week the US credit rating dipped and global financial markets nose-dived. Within 24 hours there was talk of meltdown, crash, armageddon. Just yesterday it...

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