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Local Economic Development in a Time of Coronavirus (3)

Since our last note on the local economic implications and impacts of Covid-19 we have continued to speak to our clients and contacts.  In this third briefing note we set out a little more detail on the issues, variables and drivers of change that have been raised in our discussions.  We have tried to avoid […]

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Local Economic Development in a Time of Coronavirus (2): Potential Impacts

We have continued to speak with our local economic development clients and contacts since we circulated our initial thoughts. We have also been carefully watching the news and estimates of impacts from a wide variety of sources. There is currently very little hard data on the current economic impact of the Coronavirus crisis, and a […]

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Local Economic Development in the Time of Coronavirus

Hardisty Jones Associates is a specialist economic development consultancy. We have spoken with a number of our clients and contacts about impacts of the coronavirus crisis on their activity, including local authorities, LEPs, other public and public/private agencies, planners, developers and investors. Some initial messages from these conversations are set out below. We will update […]

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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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