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Lord Jim O’Neill’s speech to Devolution South conference

‘Devo South: Getting Back on Track’ conference In November 2017 Lord Jim O’Neill was the keynote speaker at the Southern Policy Centre’s ‘Devo South: Getting Back on Track’ conference.  His speech to delegates can be seen here: The full transcript of the speech can also be seen below. “Good morning, thank you Stuart, and thank you John for inviting me.  As I said, it was back some time when this idea was first brought to me, and I said to…

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Southern Powerhouse: lessons to learn from Manchester

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, joined the Southern Policy Centre and the Winchester Business School to discuss Manchester’s experience of devolution so far (‘Devo-Manc’). The day was kindly supported by PwC. Here are five important lessons that those building devolution deals in southern England can take from the Greater Manchester experience so far: 1. It takes time Devolution is a process built on talking and planning between equal partners. It requires a unified political voice asking for…

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SPC launches Open Data initiative

As a key strand of its work, the Southern Policy Centre sets out to research, design, champion and test fresh approaches to ‘Open Data’ especially in response to the opportunity of public service reform. Launching our ‘Open Data Initiative’, we welcomed Liam Maxwell, Government Chief Technology Officer, to address an audience of entrepreneurs, academics, coders, innovators and policy makers on ‘Government As A Platform’ for Change. Drawing on international insights and his own experience of working to help save UK…

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