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Adapting defence technology to business enterprise

Paddy Bradley, Director, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership explains how investing in defence technology can boost the economy

UK workforce falls for the first time in 2 years

Despite unemployment continuing to fall at a steady rate the UK workforce has seen a decline in numbers for the first time in 2 years
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Bank of England reveals decision on interest rates increase

The Bank of England has revealed its decision to raise interest rates by 0.25% for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis Economists and investors have been waiting for a decision on possible interest rates increase since the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) begun speculation that rates could rise in...
economic development

Time to support ‘non-statutory’ economic development practitioners

The Institute of Economic Development (IED) puts forward the case for supporting economic development practitioners in local government
interest rates

Bank of England says interest rates could rise as soon as November

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said that interest rates could rise as soon as November and admitted fears over household debt
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Nottinghamshire County Council reopens £6m growth fund

Businesses have been invited to bid for a share of a £6m growth fund to expand their operations when the council reopens it next week
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Full HS2 route will be a game-changer, says Grayling

Revealing plans for the full HS2 route today, the Transport Secretary has said compensation offered will go over and above legal requirements The government has today set out its preferred option for the full HS2 route, from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds, confirming once again its...
circular economy

The circular economy – an investment with a triple win

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment highlights why Europe needs a circular economy. Everyone who looks closely at the economic and environmental realities of the world today agrees that the ‘take, make, use and throw away’ economy is the model of the past. In an age where the global...

The EU Urban Agenda for our cities of tomorrow

European Parliament MEP, Lambert van Nistelrooij outlines why cities are the engine for economic growth and are integral for the EU Urban Agenda Cities have the future. While the regions in Europe always had the ‘first’ attention from Brussels, the spotlights nowadays have to be in the cities as well....

Economic Development It’s about place making

For those involved at a strategic level in economic development, place making as a tool is not new but its time is certainly now in view of the significant transformation towards a knowledge based economy which is taking place. The most important component of this transformation is a much...
economic growth

Challenges remain for local economic growth

Aileen Murphie, Director at the National Audit Office examines the government’s latest local economic growth initiatives and how they are performing. The government’s plan for local economic growth was set out in the 2010 White Paper Local growth: realising every place’s potential. Its core objective was “to achieve strong, sustainable...

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