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Why family businesses are key to the levelling up agenda

Across the North, family businesses play a vital role in their communities, creating a sense of local identity and community spirit. As Family Business Week comes to a close, we should take stock of the significant contribution family businesses make to the economy and our communities – but also chart a course forward for supporting […]


What the new Chancellor should do next month for the North

John Stevenson is Chairman of the Northern Research Group, and is MP for Carlisle. It has certainly been an eventful few weeks. But amidst the discussions there remains one constant: the Autumn Statement on November 17 will be unprecedented it its importance. Meanwhile, the country, the markets, and the Government’s agenda, as we edge close […]


Northern Research Group conference was a win for Doncaster

Reflections from the NRG’s inaugural conference.


Levelling up: Go big or go home

This week’s levelling-up white paper sets out a vision for left-behind areas across our United Kingdom


Locally-led institutions are crucial to the Government’s levelling-up agenda

If there is one New Year’s resolution that the Conservative government should keep to, it’s to make progress on its nascent levelling-up agenda.


We need a Northern Economic Recovery Plan, starting with our high streets

Recent reflections on the handling of the Covid pandemic bring regional disparities into sharp focus.


Conservatives need a transformational plan for Northern England

Covid is fermenting a spirit of radicalism in the North which the Conservative Party must channel if it is to maintain its electoral gains


We need a Northern Economic Recovery Plan to build back better from Covid

Levelling up the North must be prioritised in the forthcoming spending review.

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