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Autumn Statement: The northern powerhouse must be more than just Manchester

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Ideas for a northern powerhouse are welcome. Now the chancellor must go further.

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More migrants are becoming British citizens. And it could help to calm concerns about immigration

British citizenship

Settling down and ‘fitting in’ are valued deeply by migrants and long-settled residents alike.

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Britain needs more women engineers

Engineer ncrj

If Britain does not get more women engineers, parts of that industry will move overseas to where it can recruit the workers it needs.

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Scotland’s referendum will boost turnout in the 2015 election

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With so many Scottish voters going to the polls, there could be a spillover effect resulting in higher turnout levels in future elections.

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Too few people in Britain have a private pension

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Figures released today show that almost half the population aged below retirement age had no private pension savings in 2010-2012.

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The UK is becoming the self-employment capital of Europe

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Whether they are a growing underclass or a sign of the UK economy’s bright future, the growing army of self-employed warrant our attention.

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Cities can take on the ‘big six’ energy companies

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Politicians on all sides want to devolve power to the cities to boost economic growth. Energy should be central to this new agenda.

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Rather than handing young adults to private companies, the government should look at what actually works

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The government wants to push young adult offenders into a probation service modelled on the failed work programme.

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The Condition of Britain report lives up to the hype

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Labour and IPPR’s Condition of Britain report is practical, well thought through, implementable and costed.

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Progressives should back Ed Miliband’s welfare proposals

Job Centre ncrj

Working class voters, who the left is supposed to champion, want a fairer and more contributory welfare system.

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