Had Lawson even had an experimental inflation index for even one of the regions or nations of the UK, he would have served the interests of our UK economies better than any shadowing of the D-Mark could have done. Gordon Brown could also have avoided the boom and bust too, had he had regional inflation indices alongside the national one. Both booms could have been reined in before they both led to the crises that squeezed our manufacturing industries so badly in recent decades. . . . → Read More: Alternative inflation report – why regional inflation alerts matter
On July 12th our latest speaker meeting sparked a lively discussion on green jobs in the West Midlands- Where will they come from? Who will they employ? And how they will shape the future economy?
Keith Budden, manager of Be Birmingham’s Environmental Partnership, kicked the evening off with a short presentation, outlining . . . → Read More: The Green Economy and Local Job Creation
Birmingham Green New Deal and beyond: How the green economy can kick-start Birmingham out of recession and create a sustainable local economy.
Localise West Midlands and Birmingham Friends of the Earth would like to invite you to a speaker event discussing the potential of the green economy to boost local job creation.
. . . → Read More: Is there a job in the Green Economy for you? LWM's latest speaker event
Localise West Midland’s latest report: Own Goal: the Globalisation of Football Finance, has officially been launched to the press today!
Since the founding of the first official football club in 1857, professional football has grown into a national obsession; teams are regarded as social and cultural institutions by their supporters, embodying a locality’s passion . . . → Read More: Own Goal: Lessons for the West Midlands in the Globalisation of Football Finance
Three days ago as I entered a rather impressive marquee I was greeted by hundreds of councillors, businessmen and influential individuals, all buzzing about the launch of the cities new procurement website: finditinbirmingham.com.
Based upon the massively successful finditinsandwell.com, the website aims to relocalise procurement by showcasing services offered by Birmingham based . . . → Read More: Finditinbirmingham.com: re-launching the local economy?
Last time we elected supposedly strong governments both in 1979 and 1997, the following few years saw the Pound go up in value and it was a disaster for the West Midlands. . . . → Read More: The Pound after the election of a hung Parliament – lessons from the WM