Posts in the category of: Economics

Research: The Rules Based Order Meets the New Silk Road: Britain and China in the 21st Century

by Liam Byrne | 10.07.18 | in: China, Economics, Featured, Foreign Policy, Research | Tags: , ,

Speech to Bath University, Monday 2nd July 2018 Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP   DOWNLOAD HERE Thank you very much for inviting me to speak today. It’s a great pleasure to escape the turmoil of the capital for the calm of your campus, for a discussion about what lies ahead. Not in the hours to […]

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East Birmingham’s Potential – Peter Brett Associates report

by Liam Byrne | 09.07.18 | in: Constituency news, Economics, Featured, Hodge Hill, Local News | Tags: ,

Read Peter Brett associates’ report on the baseline conditions of East Birmingham and North Solihull and the untapped potential in place.

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Liam Byrne’s Speech to the West Midlands Regional Labour Conference, March 2018

by Liam Byrne | 06.03.18 | Tags: , , , , ,

There is so much to say in this debate: so much ground to cover. But in fact, I did not want the first word today, so I sat down with one of my colleagues who I felt should kick off today’s debate. Our Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell. And of course, yesterday, John declared that parts […]

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Growth is now faster in economically and politically ‘unfree’ nations

by Liam Byrne | 10.09.17 | in: Economics, Equality

One way to think about today’s ‘crisis of the West’ is to look at the economic growth rates in economically and politically ‘free’ versus ‘unfree’ nations. If you believe that economic and political freedom are linked (as I do), you would assume that free countries grow faster. For much of the post-war era that has indeed […]

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What are the causes of poverty and low income in Hodge Hill?

by Liam Byrne | 09.08.17 | in: Economics, Equality, Families and children, Hodge Hill

Our community is one of the poorest in Britain and over the summer I am updating my research into the causes of poverty and low income. I am looking for people to interview who have a household income of £13,000 a year or less. The telephone interview will be strictly confidential and will be undertaken […]

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How the Tories’ DUP deal compares to funding for the West Midlands

by Liam Byrne | 06.07.17 | in: Economics, Equality, Hodge Hill, Local Issues

The £1 billion deal Theresa May has struck with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is leaving the West Midlands massively short-changed.  I asked the House of Commons Library to dig into the figures and our analysis shows Northern Ireland will get £244 per head compared to £13 in the West Midlands – that’s more than […]

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A new agenda for inclusive growth

by Liam Byrne | 21.06.17 | in: Economics

A simple truth is now clear in economics. Policymakers and politicians know how to globalise, but we do not know how to make globalisation work for the majority of voters. And today we see the consequences of this in referenda and elections around the world. Inequality in advanced countries is fuelling huge political instability. Since […]

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Infographics from my Dragons speech – 24 May 2016

by Liam Byrne | 25.05.16

  Here are the three headlines from my research which I published today alongside the launch of my new book Dragons: Ten Entrepreneurs Who Built Britain      

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Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath – 23 February 2016

by Liam Byrne | 23.02.16

Liam briefs the media at the Washwood Heath site. Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath   MPs have demanded that High-Speed 2 change its plans for the old LDV Alstom site in Washwood Heath to allow 3000 jobs to be created – 10 times more than the original plan.   The “instruction […]

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Statement on West Mids Devolution Deal – 17 November 2015

by Liam Byrne | 17.11.15

  Dear friends,   You will have seen the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has announced it’s deal with the Government to see more powers and funding brought to our region. You can read the Birmingham Post coverage of the news by clicking here: I have today released a statement on behalf of […]

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