FEDERAL TRUST IN DEPTH:
Covid and Brexit: Twin challenges for London and the North East of England
2020 will be remembered as the year of Brexit and Covid-19. The Federal Trust has been considering the implications of these twin traumatic events for two regions of the UK, London and the North East of England. The President of the Federal Trust, Baroness Quin, and the Chairman, John Stevens, have collaborated in the production of a series of articles to highlight the similarities and contrasts between the two regions as they face these new challenges.
Please find here a list of all articles in this Federal Trust project. The chapters will initially be published in parallel pairs, with an ebook containing all the chapters being made available in March. They cover a wide range of topics, including history, politics and economics as well as the built environment.
Later in the year we will be holding a conference on this project, offering the opportunity to further explore and discuss the issues raised in the articles. We hope this project will contribute to discussion and reflection on the appropriateness or otherwise of the present governance arrangements for England, a topic sometimes forgotten as vigorous discussions rightly continue about the governance of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The consequences of Brexit and Covid-19 will be felt throughout the country for many years to come. They will vary however in scope and intensity between the UK’s regions. The Federal Trust has compiled a collection of essays focussing on the challenges now facing two specific regions of the country, [...]
by Dr Hugh Lawson-Tancred, Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and Henry C.W. Price, Doctoral Researcher, Imperial College London Mankind's last invention At the present critical juncture of world [...]
by Jeremy Melvin Jeremy Melvin is an architectural historian, a curator, a writer, a journalist, and a regular consultant on matters of architectural history, politics, and practice. He is a Visiting [...]
by David Long David Long, a writer and journalist for more than 25 years, has appeared regularly on television and radio and has written for the Times, Sunday Times and London [...]
by John Stevens and Dr Andrew Blick John Stevens is the Chairman of the Federal Trust. He is a former MEP (1989 - 1999). Dr Andrew Blick is Head [...]
The future of the financial services industry - centred in the City of London - matters enormously to the health of the United Kingdom’s economy. The Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) [...]
North East England
by James Ramsbotham CBE James Ramsbotham CBE, Chief Executive of the North East of England Chamber of Commerce. From a distinguished army career in the Royal Green Jackets he later worked [...]
by Alastair Balls [*] Alastair Balls is a former Senior Economic Adviser to HM Treasury and former Northern Region Director for the Departments of Environment and of Transport. Most recently [...]
by Nick Forbes Councillor Nick Forbes, CBE, has been the Leader of Newcastle City Council since 2011. He is also Senior Vice-Chair at the Local Government Association. If [...]
The North East of England: Economic and political challenges and opportunities post-Covid and post-Brexit
by Joyce Quin Photo credit: UK Parliament/ CC BY 3.0 The Rt Hon. Baroness Joyce Quin is a member of the House of Lords. She previously served in both [...]