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Lord Heseltine calls for action over economy

Former Conservative party deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has urged the government to take bolder action to stimulate the economy.

In a new report, commissioned by Downing Street, he says that people think the UK "does not have a strategy for growth and wealth creation".

He makes a total of 89 recommendations, including devolving power from London to the English regions.

Labour said his message was "a damning indictment" of the government.

The BBC's chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym reports.

  • 31 Oct 2012
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