Published: 18th Mar 2019

Economic development and regeneration professionals working in public, private and third-sector roles will have their interests championed in policy circles following the formation of a new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). The non-partisan APPG for Economic Development brings together senior parliamentarians, policy-makers and economic development practitioners and will consider a number of important issues such as town centre regeneration, rural economic development, job creation, productivity, digital adoption, business rates and ensuring areas receive their fair share of funding from government. The Institute of Economic Development (IED), which led the APPG formation, will act as the group’s Secretariat. Upon officially opening the APPG at a Palace Westminster reception on Monday March 11, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse Jake Berry MP said: ‘There couldn’t be a more important time to establish this group, with a burning passion to move beyond Brexit and on to policies for local growth. If you just create … (To read the full article, subscribe below)