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Blogs by Julia Routledge

  • Boost productivity with apprenticeships

    Boost productivity with apprenticeships

    | Economy
    Low productivity is the Achilles’ heel of the British economy. Despite vigorous growth and employment levels which have defied gravity, it still jeopardises a sustainable recovery and impedes the development of better living standards. Indeed, last week’s extensive Treasury report highlighted the fact that if the UK’s productivity were commensurate ...
  • We need a South-West Powerhouse

    We need a South-West Powerhouse

    | Economy
    The creation of a Northern Powerhouse is a bold and innovative pledge which seeks to empower northern cities by injecting a healthy dose of devolution into the veins of the body politic. This conurbation will undoubtedly go far to redressing the economic disparity between London and the north, but if ...