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 […]
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.
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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 […]
The UK economy stands in a precarious position. The productivity puzzle is proving to be a tougher nut to crack than originally hoped, and this has created a situation where employment levels and the rate of unemployment are in rude health and inflation is rising – yet economic growth is stalling. The Bank of England’s […]
Last week’s General Election result has introduced an added element of economic uncertainty to proceedings, something which wasn’t in short supply even as things stood before 8 June. The full implications of this, and its impact on economic development, will become clearer in the coming weeks and months. However, at the current time the election […]