We summarise the thoughts of Martin Wolf, the FT’s chief economics commentator here, because Localise West Midlands’ aims and policies are designed with his ‘politically sellable vision of a prosperous low-carbon economy’ in mind. He wrote, yesterday:
“Last week the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was reported to have passed 400 parts . . . → Read More: “Humanity is conducting a huge, uncontrolled and almost certainly irreversible climate experiment with the only home it is likely to have”: Financial Times
Natasha Sabin from Tirebuck Recruitment, based in Solihull, talks about the benefits working locally can have on the individual.
West Midlanders are commuting more since the recession hit.
In November 2012 the Trades Union Congress reported that the average West Midlands employee spends 48.8 minutes per day commuting to and from work. This . . . → Read More: Work Locally to Save Money and Your Community
It is vital to Birmingham’s independent food supply chains that Birmingham wholesale markets remain at their central site, neighbouring the retail markets, and being central for their diversity of customers and employees.
Despite a much-publicised Council recommendation to stop investigating solutions for the markets remaining on their current site, there is still a hope . . . → Read More: Birmingham’s wholesale markets – a partnership of inclusive local enterprise