National Economic Council (NEC) are chaired by the Prime Minister and
coordinate economic policies across government.
The Regional Economic Council (REC) involve
regional ministers, Regional Development Agency chairs and other relevant
groups and will ensure that the issues and concerns of each region are
heard and acted on across government.
The CRM identifies common issues from across
the regions and take action where appropriate, including making
recommendations to the NEC and the REC.
What is the REF?
The REF is made up of key regional bodies, who meet on a
monthly basis and:
take a collective,
strategic perspective on regional economic
and establish ways of
joining up efforts to speed up the response to economic
and housing challenges in the region.
The Forum also feeds back information to the NEC and
RECs and CRM advising them on particular issues, and some of the measures
put in place to tackle regional challenges.
Note: Government Offices may refer to
REFs using different titles.