Britain is the global laggard in developing its high-speed rail (HSR) network. Currently the United Kingdom has a total HSR track length of 113 km compared with 3,100 km in Spain, 2,388 km in Japan, 2,037 km in France, 1105
The UK needs a well-functioning financial sector which supports sustained and inclusive growth of the real economy.
Heathrow is a unique airport. It is the UK’s only hub airport combining local passengers with transfer passengers allowing airlines to fly to more destinations more frequently than could be supported by local demand alone.
There’s a energy revolution taking place in Plymouth. A new way of generating power and keeping the profits in the city is taking shape.
It has long been argued Britain has not made the most of our North Sea oil and gas reserves since the major fields were first discovered in the 1960s. Thatcher famously used up £166bn in North Sea proceeds on tax cuts and spending in the 1980s, rather than investing in a Norwegian-style sovereign wealth fund, for example.
Bristol has a reputation for green activism, and will be European Green Capital in 2015. Local mayor George Ferguson is a local energy innovator and community activist, having put 31Kw of solar panels on a former Tobacco Factory which he
Government in the UK – at central, regional and local level – enjoys enormous purchasing power. In 2011-12, UK Central Government alone spent £45bn buying goods and services for the public sector – equivalent to 3% of our GDP. Using
It is quite something to oppose a project supported by all three main parties – but not UKIP – and which is touted as vital for the British economy. Moreover, it seems even more unlikely that a railway specialist such
Let’s look at new and innovative policies which the boroughs could implement. One of the most serious problems Londoners on modest incomes face is accessing genuinely affordable housing. Our first priority should be to build more housing and do so
Seven members of LFIG`s Transport Group, including LFIG chair David Offenbach and communications officer James Gill, recently had the pleasure of touring the new Heathrow Terminal 2 (or “The Queen’s Terminal”) which is due to be completed by the end