By Barry Edwards
Hurricane Sandy has dominated the news this week moving any financial announcements out of the headlines except the report by Michael Heseltine which was presented to the government and announced to the press on Wednesday (31 October 2012).
The full report is 233 pages long and is full of research and statistical information supporting the main recommendations, the Financial Times has published a summary of it. Their brief synopsis is set out below.
Growth. Need for long-term vision. He calls for a long-term growth strategy and a National Growth Council, chaired by the prime minister, senior ministers and government advisors.