Published: 2nd Feb 2012

So double dip it is then – not that many of us will notice the difference between being fractionally in recession or sitting with our toes dangling above. Psychologically it’s a blow, to businesses, to those trying to find jobs and to pretty much anyone who’s got an interest in improving our economic and social welfare. But if you’re tasked with turning around the fortunes of places that struggled during the supposed boom times then it’s probably of little consequence in the wider scheme of things. There are broader, ongoing challenges like how to balance the ‘here and now’ demands of retailers on the brink with the need to develop longer term strategies that will reshape a town’s future not just for business but for all sections of society. It was one of the key issues that emerged during a Think Time discussion held by New Start, CLES and Action … (To read the full article, subscribe below)