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UK economy

The economy - a regional focus

10 September 2008

The global economy is facing unprecedented challenges as the twin impact of tighter credit conditions and increases in global commodity prices mean difficult times for the UK economy in the coming months. However, this will affect each region in different ways in line with the different economies of each region, and regions will need to prepare themselves for a more challenging economic climate. The Government has therefore begun a programme of discussion with business, through the regional development agencies, through Summer 2008 to encourage local businesses, the voluntary sector and other local groups to continue communicating to regional bodies and to central Government how the economy is changing in their area, whether current policies are working, and what further needs to done in specific areas or sectors. Documents that provide a framework for these discussions are being published jointly by regional bodies, HM Treasury, the department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and regional Ministers.

Links to those documents are below and are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer you can download the software free of charge from the Adobe website. For alternative ways to read PDF documents and further information on website accessibility visit the HM Treasury accessibility page.

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