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Regional economic development

  • Clusters in the UK

    4 Oct 2010

    Clusters are geographic concentrations of inter-connected companies, specialised suppliers, service providers, firms in related industries, and associated institutions.

  • Devolution

    4 Oct 2010

    How devolution affects the work of BIS – guide to devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales the Northern Ireland Assembly.

  • Economic Development

    23 Nov 2010

    Following the General Election, the Government is committed to building a new economic model. This includes the creation of Local Enterprise Partnerships - joint local authority-business bodies brought forward by local authorities themselves to promote local economic development - to replace Regional Development Agencies. In taking this work forward the Government wishes to ensure an orderly transition which maintains focus on delivery. Detailed proposals will follow in due course.

  • England’s Regional Development Agencies

    29 Jun 2010

    Following the General Election, the Government is committed to building a new economic model. This includes the creation of Local Enterprise Partnerships – joint local authority-business bodies brought forward by local authorities themselves to promote local economic development – to replace RDAs. In taking this work forward the Government wishes to ensure an orderly transition which maintains focus on delivery. Detailed proposals will follow in due course.

  • Government Offices

    10 Aug 2010

    As part of its commitment to localism, decentralisation and the rolling back of regional government, the Government has announced the abolition of the Government Office for London and the intention in principle to abolish the remaining eight Government Offices. The process will be subject to using the Spending Review to resolve consequential issues. The final decisions will be made at the end of the Spending Review in the autumn.

  • Growth

    14 Jan 2011

  • Industrial Development Advisory Board and Regional Assistance (IDAB)

    11 Jan 2011

    The Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB) advises BIS Ministers on applications from companies who are proposing to undertake capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and have applied for financial assistance under the Grant for Business Investment (GBI) scheme.

  • Regional Aid and UK Assisted Areas

    15 Dec 2010

    State Aid, provided as Regional Aid, can be used to promote the economic development of certain disadvantaged areas within the European Union.


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