The Government has announced that all Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), including SEEDA, will close by 31 March 2012.
Responsibility for economic development and regeneration in England is being passed onto successor bodies, including Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and central Government departments
Our objective is to ensure a professional and cost effective closure by this date. We have pledged to work closely with our partners, contractors and stakeholders to ensure that the past and future economic benefits of key programmes and assets continue to deliver the greatest economic value for the South East and value for money for the taxpayer.
Please click here for more details about our closure plan, transition arrangements and successor organisations.
The South East Economy has its own distinctive strengths and weaknesses. Although the region is the power-house of the UK’s economy, with its businesses competing globally, there are also areas of significant deprivation, and South East businesses need particular types of support in order to make the most of their potential. Over the past 12 years SEEDA has designed and implemented a range of interventions: to support high-growth and innovative businesses to grow faster; to bring in foreign direct investment and jobs; and to use the levers of raising education and skills levels to regenerate areas of low productivity and aspiration.
We wish to ensure that the analysis and economic development tools that SEEDA has used over the last 12 years are available to our successors. We have preserved on our website a knowledge bank drawing on our 12 years of supporting and delivering economic growth, including ‘How To’ case studies, evaluations, economic analysis and research. To learn from our knowledge bank click here.
New arrangements are in place to continue economic development and business support. To find out more about the new responsibilities and successor bodies click here.
The Government announced that as part of its new policy on economic development all Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), including SEEDA, will close by 31 March 2012.
The Agency has pledged to work closely with partners, contractors and stakeholders to ensure that the past and future economic benefits of key programmes and assets are not lost and continue to deliver the greatest economic value for the South East and value for money for the taxpayer.
Helping our partners and organisations navigate around the new economic development landscape is key to continuing to achieve the best for the South East. Our functions and assets are transferring to other bodies and you can read more these arrangements here