Rebalancing Britain - Shaping the future
By: PFMConnect Ltd
The three key challenges
To make progress it must now focus on levelling up, Brexit and the economic and social effects of Covid-19.
He believes that it is necessary to treat these three crucial issues as a whole. He suggests that these issues are immense, complex, interrelated and unavoidable. The consequent fiscal implications and overseas trade negotiations add to the burden of this core subject matter.
He reflects on the changes brought about by Covid -19 and the opportunities of Brexit although he considers that surrounded by economic difficulties the EU countries may not be able to devote sufficient time to developing an amicable trade agreement with the UK.
He suggests that the UK's housing system is broken and needs to be reformed as a contributing part of the solution to the three key issues. He asserts that by putting 'levelling up' for the regions at the heart of government policy all parts of the UK will gain, including its increasingly dysfunctional capital city.
Future domestic issues
He believes that there are many other important domestic issues for the Government to resolve but the centrality of the three key issues must be asserted. In doing this the PM must explain his intentions and his reasoning convincingly both to the people as a whole and to his parliamentary colleagues. It must be a bold yet feasible plan.
Time to explain the plan
He suggests that it is now time for public engagement, for shaping the future.
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About David Fellows
David Fellows is an accountant who has worked extensively in UK local government, the Cabinet Office as an advisor on local government reform and as an international development PFM advisor. He was a leader in the application of digital communication to UK public sector service delivery. He is a director of PFMConnect.
PFMConnect Ltd is dedicated to improving public financial management (PFM) and public service governance with a particular interest in international development. The company has a range of non-financial expertise to complement its PFM core and promotes the use of digital technology to improve public service delivery and citizen engagement.