Now a major initiative is being unveiled by Truss on Monday, designed to unlock Britain’s post-Brexit potential. Echoing Margaret Thatcher’s Enterprise Zones, which helped create Canary Wharf and London’s Docklands and laid the groundwork for massive investment in places such as Liverpool, the Foreign Secretary wants to create from all new cities and communities that will benefit from low taxation and low regulation. .
These “Investment Zones”, as they will be called, are designed to give a massive boost to existing businesses and encourage entrepreneurs to set up new businesses there.
Full details of how this will be achieved have yet to be revealed, but new ideas are badly needed. It’s a big one and it has a lot of promise.
All eyes on nursing homes
The crisis facing care homes in the UK has taken a shocking and acute turn during the pandemic, with hundreds of lives lost and loved ones unable to see their loved ones.
At the time, the government pledged to put “care”, in all its forms, at the top of the political agenda.
But today the Express can reveal that only four in 10 care homes have been inspected since the start of the pandemic, meaning many of the most vulnerable people in our society could be living in substandard conditions with, at worst, their very lives in danger. at risk.
It’s a shame. Many of us have friends or family who have moved into nursing homes and we expect them to receive a high level of care. But how do we know for sure when so few have been subject to in-person inspections?
Care home activists point the finger at the Care Quality Commission regulator and accuse them of letting the elderly down. In turn, the CQC claims that it is powerless to act because it is governed by regulations established by Parliament.
One thing is certain: we will make it our job to ensure that the next Prime Minister champions the cause of seniors and those unable to live independently.
Roar on the Lionesses
Football still hasn’t come home – at least not since 1966. But now the England women’s team are set to compete in a football grand final.
Standing in their way tomorrow will be Sweden. Lionesses will give it their all – and the rest of us will roar