IED Annual Conference 2017 News

Five things we learned from the IED Conference

Five things we learned from the IED Conference

The Institute of Economic Development's annual conference took place in London last Thursday. Here are five things we learned about planning, economic development and devolution at the event.

Interview: Sir Edward Lister 

Interview: Homes and Communities Agency chairman Sir Edward Lister

Interview: Homes and Communities Agency chairman Sir Edward Lister

The chairman of the government's housing and regeneration agency explains how it intends to use its £15 billion Budget boost to expand its planning role.


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Government's housing agency aims to rebuild planning capacity

Government's housing agency aims to rebuild planning capacity

The government's housing and regeneration agency will boost its planning capacity as it seeks to deliver on its growing brief, chairman Sir Edward Lister has said.

Yorkshire needs to 'stop mucking about' and agree devolution deal, says former Teasury adviser

Yorkshire needs to 'stop mucking about' and agree devolution deal, says former Teasury adviser

Councils in Yorkshire that have failed to agree devolution deals with the government need to 'stop mucking about' or risk being left behind as powers are distributed from Whitehall, according to a leading economist and former government adviser.

Imposing elected mayors risks alienation, political commentator warns

Imposing elected mayors risks alienation, political commentator warns

Central government imposing elected mayors in areas without popular support risks alienating people from the democratic process, political commentator Matthew Parris has warned.

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