Creating a cohesive society

Chuka Umunna MP  |  27 September 2017

Britain must assume a proactive and strategic approach to social integration if it is to become a more inclusive nation, reflects Chuka Umunna MP In this year’s general election we saw age trump other demographic factors as the greatest predictor for how someone would vote. In large part this benefited our party, as young people …

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Protecting advertising after Brexit

Seema Malhotra MP  |  26 September 2017

Government must ensure that Britain secures a Brexit deal that does not endanger its position as a world leader in advertising, argues Seema Malhotra MP Britain’s advertising industry is a world leader and supports over one million jobs in the United Kingdom – last year £21bn in advertising spend resulted in an estimated contribution of …

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Making modern employment work for everyone

Jordan Marshall  |  25 September 2017

The last time the Conservatives were in power for seven years, over three million people were left unemployed and sharp regional divides began to open up across the country. Because in 1986, just as the ‘big bang’ propelled the City to new and dizzying heights, rapid deindustrialisation was also dragging parts of the north and …

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The regeneration of Newham

Robin Wales  |  25 September 2017

When I became mayor fifteen years ago, we said we would transform Newham into a place where residents wanted to live, work and stay. We wanted jobs for our residents, good education for our children, and a diverse community that had good cohesion. We knew in part we would achieve these things by making Newham …

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The airport for East London

Liam McKay  |  24 September 2017

Over the past thirty years, the growth of London City Airport has brought more jobs and prosperity to east London – and allowed it to invest in the community, writes Liam McKay  2017 marks the 30th anniversary of London City Airport’s operation. In 30 years the airport has changed and so have the areas around it. …

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The director’s diary

Richard Angell  |  23 September 2017

Progress director Richard Angell’s diary on the road to conference Monday 18 September So much for the new politics The focus is well and truly on next week’s Labour party conference. The leadership seems intent to get caught up in a debate about process, not policy – so instead of facing outwards and giving the manifesto that …

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Engineering Brexit

Hywel Jarman  |  22 September 2017

Manufacturers need a Brexit deal that ensures the UK retains tariff-free movement of goods to Europe and a flexible approach to accessing EU labour, writes Hywel Jarman The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, which will present challenges for the sector but could ultimately bring new opportunities. The UK’s manufacturing sector and its customers …

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