The redevelopment of the former MG Rover ‘West Works’ in Birmingham is set to happen after the Government announced £24 million to fund Brownfield regeneration across the West Midlands including Longbridge.
Progress is continuing to be made on tackling homelessness, including for the most vulnerable. I have championed a “Housing First” approach, which prioritises getting people into a home and then helping them with their other problems.
The Covid crisis has reminded us all of how important our local high streets are – not just to the economy but to our local communities. They face unprecedented challenges including Covid and the rise of online shopping.
The battle to protect our economy from coronavirus has brought comparisons with previous downturns, re-examining past recessions and reminding us of the impact felt when major industrial players have collapsed.