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Economy  

Seven steps to growth and prosperity

12 March 2015
The Peace Commission concludes that greater devolution will deliver a better economic and social future to areas beyond towns and cities.

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Finance  

Being self-critical

12 March 2015
It's time to take part in this year's survey by the Centre for Public Scrutiny

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Children and young people  

Government youth training failing to engage local employers

12 March 2015
The Government is failing to engage local employers as the number of apprentices has fallen.