Modernising the United Kingdom

This report from the UK think tank Policy Exchange looks at unleashing the power of the Union – ideas for new leadership.

For some, the benefits of the Union have been forgotten. The new Government should pursue a Grand Strategy to modernise the United Kingdom, drawing on the strength of the Union to stimulate local areas through both an audacious programme of infrastructure investment and further devolution of powers. It should take an approach that builds upon the success of City Deals, devolution deals and other partnerships. At its heart, this should establish a more engaged partnership between the UK Government and the communities of the United Kingdom. This can be achieved by the UK Government acting with renewed confidence, respecting the devolved institutions and enhancing the voices of England’s communities.

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