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Critical Friends Board Review of the London Tri-borough

29th October 2014

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The critical friends board review of the London tri-borough shared services project, chaired by Andrew Adonis, is now available online.

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Why is the UK still behind in the global skills race, despite politicians’ promises?

16th October 2014

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This article originally appeared on the New Statesman website on 14th October 2014 “We knew it was going to take time to make the necessary changes. It was going to take time to evolve,” said David Moyes after being unceremoniously sacked as Manchester United manager having failed to survive even a full season. “In the [...]

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We must have new river crossings in the east

16th October 2014

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This article originally appeared in the Evening Standard on 14th October 2014 There’s a critical obstacle to growth and prosperity in London: the Thames chasm — the acute shortage of Thames crossings east of Tower Bridge. But it is easy to solve. The capital will not meet its housing and employment needs unless it is [...]

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Devolving power to England does not require a parliament

19th September 2014

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There is a clear imperative for greater devolution within England. Highly centralised powers and budgets have failed to promote balanced regional prosperity beyond London and the south-east over recent decades. The disempowerment of provincial England contrasts ever more starkly with growing devolution to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and London. However, English devolution is highly problematic, [...]

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Frontline begins

28th July 2014

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  This article originally appeared in the Sunday Times on 28th July 2014 Francis Goodburn could easily make himself rich. He has just finished a degree in maths and computer science at St John’s College, Oxford, where he was an organ scholar. He was recently voted one of the top 10 black rising stars to [...]

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‘Mending the Fractured Economy’ review launched

4th July 2014

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Policy Network has today published a major report on the economy by the former transport secretary, Lord Andrew Adonis. Read the full report here: http://www.policy-network.net/publications/4695/Mending-the-Fractured-Economy The final report of the Adonis Review, Mending the Fractured Economy: Smarter State, Better Jobs, sets out reforms to boost innovation, tackle skills shortages and address youth unemployment, support growth [...]

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Queen’s Speech Response

6th June 2014

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This speech was originally delivered to the House of Lords on 5th June 2014 It is a pleasure to follow Lord Deighton, and to pay tribute to him for his sterling work over the past year in promoting HS2.  Six weeks ago the House of Commons carried the 2nd reading of the HS2 Bill by [...]

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Adonis Growth Review: Ed Miliband launches interim conclusions

14th May 2014

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  On the 8th April 2014, speaking in Birmingham, Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, launched the interim conclusions of the Andrew Adonis Growth Review, setting out a bold plan of devolution to Britain’s city and county regions to fuel growth and create more and better jobs. It’s great to be in Birmingham today. [...]

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Two Futures for London

9th April 2014

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This lecture was originally given on the 2nd April 2014, at Level 39 of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf.   Lecture text:     Andrew Adonis ‘Two Futures for London’ Visiting Professor Lecture, Queen Mary, University of London At Canary Wharf, 2 April 2014     This is an amazing view. We look down [...]

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What I learnt from riding London’s buses

8th April 2014

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This article originally appeared in the Evening Standard on 7th April, 2014 The most exciting part of my week’s immersion on London’s buses last month — 104 routes in five days — were the night buses. It began at midnight in Shoreditch, then to Trafalgar Square, and on to Heathrow on the N9 at 4am. [...]

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