Author: Tony Payne

Blog: Don’t depoliticise inclusive growth!

by Tony Payne

That was the conclusion – both optimistic and pessimistic at the same time – that I drew at the end of a very interesting day spent in Glasgow two or three weeks ago as a delegate at what was described, with genuine national pride, as ‘Scotland’s Inclusive Growth Conference’.  It was highly [...]

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