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Here you will find links to recent online media coverage featuring the IED in national, regional and specialist local government, regeneration and business publications. This include news articles, input to features and opinion pieces produced by the IED’s Board of Directors and our members.

2022

Date Publication Article
23-05-2022 Open Access Government Major winners & losers through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
12-05-2022 New Start Opinion: The challenges in funding Levelling Up projects
08-04-2022 Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Infrastructure: reconnecting the UK
05-04-2022 Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Levelling Up: will it work?
01-04-2022 Open Access Government "Place-based budgets" needed, and underpinning strategies revealed, for towns revival (Pg 306)
17-03-2022 The Municipal Journal Four strengths of LEPs (pg 13)
22-02-2022 BusinessLive People news
18-02-2022 DnG24 Board position for Lorna
17-02-2022 The Municipal Journal People news
10-02-2022 The Planner Jobs IED appoints four board directors
10-02-2022 The Municipal Journal A high level of derision
10-02-2022 PlacemakingResource Need to know: Industry responds to government's plan to level up
09-02-2022 bbpMedia Manchester-based Pegasus Group economics director joins Institute of Economic Development Board
08-02-2022 The Business Desk North West People news
08-02-2022 Scottish Business News Rural business champion takes up position on Institute of Economic Development Board
07-02-2022 Business Mondays AECOM’s Head Of Economic Development For UK And Ireland Appointed To Institute Of Economic Development Board
07-02-2022 Business Mondays Pegasus Group Economics Director Joins Institute Of Economic Development Board
07-02-2022 Business Mondays Rural Business And Economic Development Champion Takes Up Position On Institute Of Economic Development Board
07-02-2022 Business Mondays Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Economic Development Lead Elected To Institute Of Economic Development Board
07-02-2022 Business in the News Pegasus Group economics director joins Institute of Economic Development Board
07-02-2022 News from the North Liverpool City Region Combined Authority economic development lead elected to Institute of Economic Development Board
07-02-2022 Dumfries and Galloway! What's going on? Rural Business & Economic Development Champion Takes Up Position On Institute Of Economic Development Board
04-02-2022 Open Access Government “Place-based budgets” and listening to what works needed for towns revival
03-02-2022 New Start Economic organisations say the Levelling Up White Paper ‘falls far short’
02-02-2022 Place North West Levelling Up White Paper: ‘A start point, not the end’
01-02-2022 The Business Desk Northwest People news
02-02-2022 Open Access Government UK spending in most deprived areas fell by 31% over last decade
01-02-2022 The Mirror Voters plead for jobs to be placed at heart of Tory levelling-up plans
27-01-2022 Open Access Government Levelling Up: Communities do not need to catch up, they need a new model
24-01-2022 New Start Leading voices set agenda ahead of Levelling Up White Paper
21-01-2022 FE News Major voices call for investment in collaboration and communities to prevent levelling up failing
20-01-2022 politics.co.uk Levelling Up: communities do not need to catch up, they need a new model
19-01-2022 Business in the News Levelling Up: pre-White Paper perspectives from economic development professionals published
18-01-2022 The Municipal Journal Levelling up warnings amid White Paper wait
18-01-2022 The Municipal Journal Place based budgets should be implemented at a town level
18-01-2022 New Start IED shares pre-Levelling Up White Paper perspectives
17-01-2022 Business Mondays Levelling Up: Pre-White Paper Perspectives From Economic Development Professionals Published
13-01-2022 Government & Public Sector Journal New research on strategies for town centres renaissance unveiled by Institute of Economic Development and Lichfields
13-01-2022 Public Finance How can councils better target cash to bring life back into town centres?
12-01-2022 The Planner Year-round events programme needed for town centre health
10-01-2022 PlacemakingResource Analysis: Fostering town centre recovery
07-01-2022 PlacemakingResource Opinion: Time to change the growth narrative
07-01-2022 Government Business Cultural events key to successful town centres
06-01-2022 New Start Research outlines key strategies for successful town centres
06-01-2022 LocalGov Survey reveals key strategies for town centre ‘renaissance’
06-01-2022 Local Government Chronicle Independent retail and culture ‘important’ for high street revival
05-01-2022 GB News GB News: IED Executive Director on town centres survey
05-01-2022 GB News GB News: IED Executive Director on town centres survey
05-01-2022 Business Mondays New Research On Strategies For Town Centres Renaissance Unveiled By Institute Of Economic Development And Lichfields
05-01-2022 Business in the News New research on strategies for town centres renaissance unveiled by Institute of Economic Development and Lichfields

2021

Date Publication Article
10-12-2021 New Start Feature: The power of business to achieve net-zero
08-12-2021 Inside Government The future of Local Enterprise Partnerships
06-12-2021 Rural Services Network Spotlight on the rural economy
06-12-2021 PlacemakingResource Opinion: Time to pause and reflect on LEPs
03-12-2021 New Start Feature: The future of Local Enterprise Partnerships
01-12-2021 Environment Journal Feature: The power of business to achieve net-zero
04-11-2021 New Start Confetti but not clarity: reaction to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review
30-11-2021 The Municipal Journal The future of Local Enterprise Partnerships
04-11-2021 PlacemakingResource Opinion: What the Budget told us about levelling up
04-11-2021 Inside Government “Confetti but not clarity”: reaction to the Autumn Budget & Spending Review
01-11-2021 Local Government Chronicle Budget and spending review suggest a new focus for economic development
01-11-2021 Open Access Government “Confetti but not clarity”: The Autumn Budget and Spending Review
16-09-2021 Inside Government Tackling “seemingly conflicted priorities” on Public Infrastructure Development?
15-09-2021 Inside Government Boosting Skills: Training in Sustainable Industries
14-09-2021 Construction Manager Resolving conflicted net zero priorities for infrastructure
10-09-2021 FE News Boosting skills training in sustainable industries: a valuable opportunity for colleges and employers to come together
09-09-2021 Infrastructure Intelligence Tackling conflicted net zero priorities on public infrastructure development
11-08-2021 Open Access Government Six ‘must haves’ for Boris’ levelling up vision
09-08-2021 Rural Services Network Six ‘must haves’ for Boris’ levelling up vision
29-07-2021 PlacemakingResource Opinion: It's time to think radically
28-07-2021 New Start Feature: Six must haves for Boris’ levelling up vision
21-07-2021 LocalGov Six ‘must haves’ for Boris’ levelling up vision
20-07-2021 Public Finance Six ‘must haves’ for Johnson's 'levelling up' vision to succeed
22-06-2021 The Telegraph How can your business drive cost efficiency post COVID-19
16-06-2021 PlacemakingResource Analysis: How town deals are taking shape
26-05-2021 The Municipal Journal Former minister tells government: Stop being so ridiculously tribal
26-05-2021 Local Government Chronicle https://www.lgcplus.com/politics/devolution-and-economic-growth/lord-oneill-economic-devolution-essential-to-building-back-better-26-05-2021/
26-05-2021 Local Government Chronicle Beneath the bonnet of levelling up: Greg Clark reflects on championing ‘place’
26-05-2021 Local Government Chronicle Beneath the bonnet of levelling up: Greg Clark reflects on championing ‘place’
25-05-2021 LocalGov Building Back Better: a “sharp and clear focus” is required by all parties
26-05-2021 Local Government Chronicle Lord O’Neill: Economic devolution essential to ‘building back better’
25-05-2021 LocalGov Building Back Better: a “sharp and clear focus” is required by all parties
11-05-2021 Open Access Government Supporting economic growth & regeneration in the UK
11-05-2021 Open Access Government Supporting economic growth & regeneration in the UK
10-05-2021 Government Events Putting social value at the heart of councils’ economic recovery plans
10-05-2021 Government Events From the Ground Up – Improving the Delivery of Social Value in Construction
10-05-2021 Government Events How to Drive More Tangible Social Value from your Next Construction Project
09-05-2021 PCSG Building with purpose
29-04-2021 Government Events From the Ground Up – Improving the Delivery of Social Value in Construction
28-04-2021 PCSG Building with purpose
27-04-2021 New Start IED Online Conference preview
01-04-2021 The Municipal Journal What next for placemaking? A checklist for local leadership teams
09-03-2021 LocalGov Why economic growth models must underpin effective HE collaboration
04-03-2021 New Start Full reaction to Budget 2021
03-03-2021 Government & Public Sector Journal Budget Reactions
24-02-2021 New Start How can we build purposeful and productive partnerships for inclusive growth?
23-02-2021 New Start Greg Clark named as new patron of Institute of Economic Development
16-02-2021 Local Government Chronicle Nigel Wilcock: Simple is best when seeking private regeneration funding
09-02-2021 Open Access Government A post-Brexit economy: Where do we go next?
02-02-2021 New Start A 'bottom up' response to Brexit
25-01-2021 The Municipal Journal A 'bottom up' response to Brexit
21-01-2021 LocalGov A 'bottom up' response to Brexit
21-01-2021 New Start Musings on a post-Brexit economy: where do we go next?

2020

Date Publication Article
09-12-2020 Business in the News “Economic development is front and centre of all our thinking”, says LEP Network CEO upon joining IED board
09-12-2020 Business in the News Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service senior leader appointed to Institute of Economic Development board
09-12-2020 Business in the News Cheshire West and Chester Council Director of Economy and Housing joins Institute of Economic Development board
09-12-2020 Business in the News Kettering Borough Council Principal Regeneration Officer takes place on Institute of Economic Development board
09-12-2020 The Business Desk People on the move
08-12-2020 Rural Services Network Rural economy spotlight - December 2020
08-12-2020 Local Government Chronicle Leaked paper claims one in 20 councils could go bust after Brexit
07-12-2020 New Start New board members at the Institute of Economic Development
04-12-2020 Place North West Cheshire West Housing Director scoops IED Board role
02-12-2020 Economy Standard New rural economy toolkit launched to support “missed opportunity” around rural relevance to UK productivity and prosperity
26-11-2020 New Start Spending Review 2020: Full Reaction
25-11-2020 Bdaily News “Disappointing” or “a positive step forward”? Mixed feelings as businesses react to the Chancellor’s spending review
20-11-2020 Open Access Government Rural relevance to economic levelling up
19-11-2020 PlaceMakingResource Need to know: PM launches plan for greener buildings, energy, travel and jobs
18-11-2020 Municipal Journal Realising the potential of rural economies
13-11-2020 New Start Toolkit to help rural economies launches
11-11-2020 Government & Public Sector Journal New rural economy toolkit to support “missed opportunity" around rural relevance to UK productivity and prosperity
09-11-2020 Rural Services Network New rural economy toolkit to support “missed opportunity" around rural relevance to UK productivity and prosperity
22-10-2020 PBC Today The impacts of planning reform on employment land
19-10-2020 BizVision CBZ012: Update on Social Value Act in construction with Bev Hurley on BVTV Conscious Supplier Show
15-10-2020 BDC Magazine IED becomes official supporter of UK Green Building Council social value programme
13-10-2020 Inside Government Effective Business Engagement Can Help Build Resilience in the Economy
16-10-2020 Scottish Construction Now IED becomes official supporter of UK Green Building Council social value programme
12-10-2020 Government Events Local Community Regeneration: An Interview with the Chairs
08-10-2020 LocalGov The impacts of planning reform on employment land
07-10-2020 Government & Public Sector Journal The impacts of planning reform on employment land
01-10-2020 Open Access Government Social value: how can the construction sector deliver a more tangible impact
17-09-2020 The Municipal Journal Levelling down?
01-09-2020 The Planner A question of values
31-08-2020 Procurious 5 Ways Procurement Is Building Better Communities - Procurement News
20-08-2020 Retail Gazette High Street Task Force: Evolution of the high street
15-07-2020 Local Government Chronicle Bev Hurley: Put social value at the heart of councils’ economic recovery plans
01-07-2020 Scottish Construction Now Report: Construction spend must deliver more ‘tangible social impact’
01-07-2020 UK Construction Online Features - Share it Construction must deliver “tangible social impact”
30-06-2020 Local Gov Construction spend must deliver social value, argues report
30-06-2020 Municipal Journal How can construction deliver more value to support left-behind communities?
30-06-2020 New Start Social value ‘too difuse’ in construction, report warns
11-05-2020 Local Government Chronicle Nine things for councils to consider about the post-coronavirus world
04-05-2020 FE News “40 days into lockdown": Professional and personal reflections from FE leader
01-05-2020 LondonlovesBusiness.com Commission for Economic Renewal launched by Institute of Economic Development
01-05-2020 Re:locate UK commission to tackle pandemic recovery
29-04-2020 Transport Network Making better choices
27-04-2020 Local Government Chronicle Suzanne Malcolm: Covid crisis shows value of non-statutory services
16-04-2020 LocalGov A tipping point for town centres?
24-03-2020 Government & Public Sector Journal Comments to GPSJ on the 2020 Budget
26-03-2020 SME Business News IED suggests immediate, medium and longer term economic development responses to Coronavirus
24-03-2020 AAT Comment Local Government finance teams on the front line helping business
19-03-2020 New Start Coronavirus: immediate, medium and longer term economic development responses
09-03-2020 Rural Services Network Rural Economy Spotlight - March 2020
18-02-2020 Local Government Chronicle Nigel Wilcock: Commercial investment is a risky strategy for councils
13-02-2020 Open Access Government Economic development: How can UK local authorities best sweat their asset base?
12-02-2020 Local Government Chronicle Concern mounts over EU funding cliff edge
04-02-2020 Insider Media Two directors appointed to IED Board
03-02-2020 Scottish Construction Now Jon Pickstone appointed to board of Institute of Economic Development
03-02-2020 Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Wakefield Council regeneration and economic growth expert appointed to IED Board
31-01-2020 Enterprise M3 Growth Hub Award clinched for bid to attract Gulfstream to £45m facility at Farnborough Airport
22-01-2020 Commercial News Media Cushman & Wakefield commercial property champion takes place on IED Board
20-01-2020 WeAreTheCity Inspirational Woman: Bev Hurley | CEO, YTKO

2019

Date Publication Article
28-12-2019 Thame.net National award for district councils’ team for supporting start-ups
20-12-2019 Invest Sefton IED Annual Awards 2019: Sefton Council wins Most Sustainable Outcome award
19-12-2019 Construction Arup Takes Home Economic Development Award
17-12-2019 Milton (Abingdon) Parish Council District council team win a prestigious national award
16-12-2019 Vale of White Horse District Council District council team win a prestigious national award
15-12-2019 Southport Reporter SEFTON Council's Economic Growth and Housing Service has won the Most Sustainable Outcome award from the Institute of Economic Development (IED)
12-12-2019 The Municipal Journal To achieve inclusive growth we need to avoid 'peashooter' and 'piecemeal' policies
13-12-2019 Open Access Government Economic development in the UK: Local authority funding is a crisis of our making
13-12-2019 Business Hampshire Hampshire County Council wins Best Implementation award
05-12-2019 Local Government Chronicle Kerslake slams ‘nationally-driven beauty parades’ in towns fund debate
05-12-2019 Local Government Chronicle A rare chink of optimism over Brexit
05-12-2019 South & Vale Business Support Team SVBS awarded the Institute of Economic Development Impact Award
05-12-2019 Local Government Chronicle High streets task force chief urges strong place leadership
03-12-2019 Local Government Chronicle Mark Lynam: We need to look at growth through the prism of sustainability
28-11-2019 Local Government Chronicle Nigel Wilcock: Funding shortfalls are undermining place-shaping decisions
27-11-2019 Public Sector Executive Post-Brexit growth strategies to be debated at IED conference
26-11-2019 Government & Public Sector Journal Strategies to support UK growth post-Brexit to be debated at national economic development conference
26-11-2019 Government & Public Sector Journal Sustainability: is it time to view economic development through a different lens?
26-11-2019 LocalGov Viewing economic development differently
26-11-2019 LocalGov Landscape to deliver growth 'needs simplified'
26-11-2019 The Municipal Journal Too many blurred lines
26-11-2019 Place Making Resource Opinion: It's time to view economic development differently
25-11-2019 Rural Services Network Sustainability: is it time to view economic development through a different lens?
25-11-2019 Rural Services Network STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT UK GROWTH POST-BREXIT TO BE DEBATED AT NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
25-11-2019 Local Government Chronicle Exclusive: ‘No evidence’ councils buying shopping centres out of area
04-11-2019 Manchester Evening News Ministers pushed to 'urgently clarify' how towns set for government cash were chosen
23-09-2019 Place Making Resource Opinion: Look beyond the seaside to the maritime economy
18-09-2019 LocalGov Maidstone’s growth accelerator
12-09-2019 One the Wight Worried about economic future of seaside towns? Don’t forget wider maritime economy, the ‘Coastal Powerhouse’
09-09-2019 Open Access Government Rebalancing the economy: our time is now
12-08-2019 Rural Services Network Regional imbalances in the UK economy
09-07-2019 The Yorkshire Post Don’t let Brexit zealots destroy Yorkshire’s rural heartlands as Show begins
01-07-2019 Public Sector Executive Five ways the UK Shared Prosperity Fund can rebalance the economy
28-06-2019 New Start How to ensure the economy is more regionally balanced
27-06-2019 LocalGov Rebalancing the economy: our time is now
01-06-2019 Architecture, Building, Contracting + Developing magazine Social value and inclusive growth: what is the role of the construction industry?
30-05-2019 Future Constructor and Architect The importance of social value in the construction industry
17-05-2019 New Start Why LEPs make a real difference to communities and people’s lives
16-05-2019 The Municipal Journal Local industrial strategies go to the very heart of what LEPs are judged by
16-05-2019 Local Government Chronicle https://www.lgcplus.com/politics/devolution-and-economic-growth/first-region-agrees-industrial-strategy-with-ministers/7028995.articleFirst region agrees industrial strategy with ministers
08-05-2019 The Municipal Journal What next for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund?
01-05-2019 New Start What's going on with the Shared Prosperity Fund?
01-05-2019 Open Access Government What is going on with the Shared Prosperity Fund?
05-04-2019 Public Finance The public sector can drive social value
01-04-2019 Open Access Government The UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’: The price of real economic measures to address this
27-03-2019 CECA Improving Social Value In The Construction Industry: IED & CECA NW Research Project Launched
27-03-2019 New Start Research to explore social value in construction
26-03-2019 Local Authority Building & Maintenance (LABM) Improving social value in the construction industry: major Institute of Economic Development-led research project launched
26-03-2019 The Planner Economic development APPG launches
18-03-2019 New Start All Party Parliamentary Group for economic development launched
14-03-2019 The Municipal Journal Brexit: will it be bad or worse?
13-03-2019 The Municipal Journal Will Brexit be bad – or worse?
06-03-2019 New Start Could an ‘Amazon Tax’ on business rates save the high street?
01-03-2019 Government & Public Sector Journal Brexit: will it be bad or worse?
26-02-2019 New Start With a month to go, how will Brexit affect local economies?
19-02-2019 New Start Why universities are key drivers for economic development
31-01-2019 Built Environment Networking CaMKOx Corridor: Academic moots high speed inter varsity rail tunnel
24-01-2019 Open Access Government The UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’: The price of real economic measures to address this
07-01-2019 Rural Services Network IED Annual Conference Review
07-01-2019 The Guardian Need to sign on? You'll have to walk 24 miles to the jobcentre
04-01-2019 New Start Seaside towns big winners at regeneration awards
01-01-2019 Built Environment Networking UK Construction & Property Events Worth Attending in 2019

2018

Date Publication Article
20-12-2018 New Start How Fife became the ‘Most Enterprising Place in Britain’
19-12-2018 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Council projects scoop award for addressing skills gaps
18-12-2018 South East Business Maidstone Borough Council wins Best Implementation award
18-12-2018 Bridlington Free Press Bridlington Spa celebrates 10th anniversary with a national award
14-12-2018 Government & Public Sector Journal IED publishes response to UK Shared Prosperity Fund call for evidence
14-12-2018 Cannock Chase Council Council’s support for McArthurGlen designer outlet in Cannock recognised in national awards
13-12-2018 Business in Maidstone Maidstone Borough Council wins IED's Best Implementation award for The Business Terrace
07-12-2018 The Planner Call for planning authorities to influence struggle against poverty
07-12-2018 The Planner McCann warns inequalities are driving huge wedges in UK
07-12-2018 The Planner Hutton warns Brexit vote reveals state of broken Britain
07-12-2018 Public Finance Hutton calls for action on wealth inequalities
06-12-2018 Local Government Chronicle Cathy Parker: town centre survival depends on more than retail
05-12-2018 The Planner High street regeneration - a puzzle to be solved
05-12-2018 New Start Let’s stop talking about ‘productivity’
04-12-2018 Public Finance How to solve the high street regeneration puzzle
03-12-2018 New Start Solving the high street regeneration puzzle
03-12-2018 Public Finance Let’s stop talking about ‘productivity’
02-12-2018 The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth TIME TO INCLUDE THE EXCLUDED IN ECONOMIC GROWTH
05-11-2018 Rural Services Network SPOTLIGHT ON THE RSP - NOVEMBER 18 EDITION
25-10-2018 New Start Will next week’s budget solve the UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’?
23-10-2018 Open Access Government The declining high street: A final nail in the coffin of local government services?
19-10-2018 Conservative Home Nigel Wilcock: Councils need clarity on how they will be financed after 2020
19-10-2018 Minutehack Budget 2018: What Price Real Measures To Address The Productivity puzzle?
09-10-2018 Natwest Content Live SME growth: when to spend
03-10-2018 Local Government News Is the declining high street a final nail in the coffin of local government services?
02-10-2018 Government Business Local government services and the declining High Street
02-10-2018 New Start Is the ‘death of the high street’ a final nail in the coffin for local government services?
13-09-2018 New Start Impact investing: we need to showcase our profession’s expertise
11-07-2018 New Start Creating a Living Wage Place: a pilot and vision
27-06-2018 Placemaking Resource Analysis: Is there space for small business in the city?
22-06-2018 Open Access Government Time to “include the excluded” and ensure full participation in economic growth
20-06-2018 Yorkshire Post Piece Hall has played a leading role in Halifax's continued regeneration
20-06-2018 Municipal Journal Doubts raised over local industrial strategies rollout
19-06-2018 Local Government News Councils warn about ‘damaging’ economic development funding cuts
19-06-2018 New Start Economic development cuts could make Industrial Strategy ‘impossible’
18-06-2018 Local Government Chronicle Warning ability to deliver economic growth 'eroded' by cuts
29-05-2018 New Start Leadership Spotlight: Nigel Wilcock of the Institute of Economic Development
09-05-2018 FE News HMtreasury Professional Economist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship Standard to go-ahead
18-04-2018 New Start IED calls for northern investment following public transport consultation
06-04-2018 The Press (York) Transport feedback wanted
05-04-2018 Place North West TfN starts work as formal transport body
05-04-2018 The Business Desk IED responds to Transport for the North’s Draft Strategic Transport Plan consultation
04-04-2018 Economia Planning for a fair economy
22-03-2018 Open Access Government Is the UK Industrial Strategy fit for the future?
01-03-2018 Local Government News A champion for LEPs
26-02-2018 New Start Aligning skills interventions with regional economic strategy
21-02-2018 North West Evening Mail Multi-million pound funding secured for for A590 roundabout near Ulverston
15-02-2018 North West Evening Mail New role for South Lakeland council boss on national body
15-02-2018 In Cumbria New role for South Lakeland council boss on national body
15-02-2018 New Start Can we deliver 100,000 affordable homes per year?
15-02-2018 Huffington Post Inside The Community That Voted Hardest For Brexit And Now Stands To Lose Most
23-01-2018 The Planner IED announces appointments to its board
16-01-2018 Government & Public Sector Journal LEP ‘champion’ joins Institute of Economic Development board
16-01-2018 The LEP Network LEP champion joins board of Institute of Economic Development
15-01-2018 Government & Public Sector Journal Fife Council employability expert takes up Institute of Economic Development role
11-01-2018 Scottish Business News Network Fife Council employability expert takes up Institute of Economic Development role
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