Published: 29th May 2018

Nigel Wilcock is the executive director of the Institute of Economic Development (IED), a professional body representing economic development and regeneration practitioners. He spoke to Thomas Barrett about creating a balanced economy and the north-south divide.           What is top of the agenda at the IED? Obviously, Brexit is top of everybody’s agenda. How will it shake up in the end? We thought the economic risks far outweighed any potential upside, but none of that matters anymore. The economy hasn’t completely ground to a halt, which may have taken some people by surprise, but we’re now growing more slowly than the EU and there is no clear view on how about anybody is going to export. Decisions on location by international businesses will be coloured by it. If it’s problematic and costly, then companies might make some reinvestment decisions, and over time, we could see significant … (To read the full article, subscribe below)