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Budget 2021 Reaction

HJA has set out a very brief summary of the Budget 2021 with a particular focus on what it means for those working in local and regional economic development. You can view our reaction here.

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Spending Review and Local Economic Development

HJA has set out a summary of the most significant of Wednesday’s Spending Review announcements for local economic development: the Levelling Up Fund, UK Shared Prosperity Fund pilots, National Infrastructure Strategy, and new Green Book. Click here for the downloadable PDF.  

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COVID–19 Update: Hardisty Jones Associates is fully operational

During the ongoing public health crisis, we would like to inform our clients that Hardisty Jones Associates remains fully operational. Following government advice, our organisation has moved to homeworking and is continuing to operate remotely. If you would like to contact one of our team members, please use the mobile phone numbers and email addresses […]

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Town Deal Support – The Implementation of Economic Strategies and Business Cases

Hardisty Jones Associates (HJA) has experience across the three main themes covered in the Towns Fund. As such, we will be able to support you in developing a bid for the Towns Fund based on your Town Investment Plan. A brief summary of our work across the three key areas can be found here.

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Town Deal Support – The Development of Economic Strategies and Business Cases

Hardisty Jones Associates (HJA) supports public sector policy makers in understanding how to deliver on their economic development agenda. Our work ranges from the development of economic strategies for a local area, to producing detailed business cases aimed at winning public investment that can deliver supporting infrastructure. Brief summaries of recent projects can be found […]

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Employment Land Crisis

There is ongoing concern that the UK is facing and fuelling a significant shortage of employment land. There looks to be broad consensus that the challenges are complex, including the overwhelming focus on housing which permeates the whole system; rapidly changing occupier needs and therefore the suitability of existing sites; a lack of supporting infrastructure; […]

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Economic Development Horizon Scanner – Q2 2018

Theresa May’s Government is setting about changing the course of planning policy in England, breaking from the key tenets of the Cameron-Osborne era. The release of a draft revised National Planning Policy Framework provides a strong indication of this new direction of travel. Elsewhere, many parts of the UK, and the economy, took a battering […]

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Economic Development Horizon Scanner Q1 2018

The recently leaked government analysis of the economic impact of Brexit makes for difficult reading. The Government has suggested there are positive scenarios that have not yet been modelled – but currently available evidence hints at lower growth over the next 15 years as a result of leaving the EU. A relatively hardline response has […]

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