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House of Commons Communities & Local Government Committee
Inquiry into Brexit and Local Government

Published in November 2017
CEDOS evidence.
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Department for Communities & Local Government
100% Business Rates Retention - Further consultation on the design of the reformed system

Published in May 2017
CEDOS submission.
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HM Government
Building our Industrial Strategy Green Paper consultation

Published in April 2017
CEDOS submission.
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House of Commons International Trade Committee
Inquiry into support for exports and investment

Published in March 2017
CEDOS evidence.
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RSA Inclusive Growth Commission

Published in January 2017
CEDOS evidence.
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Local Economic Development 2016

CEDOS report published October 2016
This report of the CEDOS member survey 2016 focused in particular on local authority economic development activities and their delivery; funding including changes over the last two years and the impact of the latest local government finance settlement; and on restructuring of local authority services & delivery. It looked at the impact on economic development of changes in all these areas, including sub-regional developments, with member views on the way forward for local economic development. A key feature of the report is a specific focus on the wide range of local economic development projects and initiatives being undertaken by CEDOS member authorities, with examples and case studies from across the country.
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House of Commons Business, Innovation & Skills Select Committee
Inquiry into the Government’s industrial strategy

Published in September 2016
CEDOS evidence.
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Department for Communities & Local Government Consultation
Self-sufficient local government: 100% Business Rates Retention

Published in September 2016
CEDOS submission.
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House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee
Inquiry into rural tourism in England

Published in September 2016
CEDOS evidence.
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Department for Communities & Local Government, and
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Rural Planning Review

Published in April 2016
CEDOS submision.
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House of Commons Communities & Local Government Select Committee
Inquiry into the Government's Business Rates proposals

Published in February 2016
CEDOS evidence.
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National Infrastructure Commission call for evidence

Published in January 2016
CEDOS evidence.
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House of Commons Business Innovation & Skills Select Committee
Inquiry into exports and the role of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

Published in November 2015
CEDOS evidence to the Inquiry.
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House of Commons Business Innovation & Skills Select Committee
Inquiry into the Digital Economy

Published in November 2015
CEDOS evidence to the Inquiry.
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House of Commons Business Innovation & Skills Select Committee
Inquiry into the Government's Productivity Plan

Published in September 2015
Joint CEDOS/ADEPT evidence to the Inquiry.
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House of Commons Communities & Local Government Select Committee
Inquiry into the Cities & Local Government Devolution Bill

Published in August 2015
Joint CEDOS/ADEPT evidence to the Inquiry.
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Local Authority Economic Development – Funding, Governance & Delivery

Published in June 2015
This report of the CEDOS action-research programme on taking forward local authority economic development in times of change provides examples and case studies from across the country, focussing on the key issues of funding, governance and delivery. It is informed by important evidence including the findings from the CEDOS member survey which provided members with the opportunity to put forward their views on the overall impact of changes in governance, funding and restructuring and on the way forward for local authority economic development in terms of its scope, funding and delivery.
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HM Treasury Business Rates Review

Published in May 2015
Joint submission from CEDOS and ADEPT.
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Local Growth Deals – An early assessment

Published in September 2014
This report is stage one of the latest research programme, which focuses on taking forward local authority economic development in the face of budget reductions, changing approaches to service delivery & the sub-national landscape. The stage one report makes an early assessment of the Local Growth Deal announcements and of prospects for local authority economic development 2015/16.
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House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into rural broadband

Published in November 2014
CEDOS evidence to the Inquiry.
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Independent Commission on economic growth and the future of public services in non-metropolitan England

Published in June 2014
Joint evidence from CEDOS and ADEPT.
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County All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry: What should ambitious growth deals for counties look like?

Published in March 2014
Joint evidence from CEDOS and ADEPT.
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Communities and Local Government Select Committee: Inquiry into fiscal devolution to cities and city-regions

Published in February 2014
Joint evidence from CEDOS and ADEPT.
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Local Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships & the Growth Agenda

Published in February 2014
This report of Phase 2 of the major CEDOS/ADEPT research project examines the actions local authorities and LEPs throughout England are taking to drive growth. It assesses progress in establishing LEPs, the crucial role of local authorities in supporting them and investing in growth and what LEPs have achieved so far. Recommendations on the way forward are made for Government, local authorities and LEPs.
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All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Growth, Local Enterprise Partnerships & Enterprise Zones – Inquiry: Rising to the challenge - how LEPs can deliver local growth strategies

Published in July 2013
Joint evidence from CEDOS and ADEPT.
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Government consultation on 'Development of EU Structural & Investment Fund strategies: preliminary guidance to Local Enterprise Partnerships'

Published in May 2013
CEDOS and ADEPT response to Department for Business Innovation & Skills.
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Taking forward the Single Local Growth Fund

Published in May 2013
CEDOS views to HM Treasury, Cabinet Office, Department for Business Innovation & Skills and Department for Communities & Local Government.
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Government response to Lord Heseltine’s growth review – Capacity of Local Enterprise Partnership areas

Published in May 2013
CEDOS paper in response to request from HM Treasury.
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All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Growth, Local Enterprise Partnerships & Enterprise Zones – Inquiry into Local Growth and the Skills System

Published in March 2013
Joint evidence from CEDOS and ADEPT.
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Local Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships & the Growth Agenda

Published in January 2013
Phase 1 report of joint CEDOS/ADEPT research project.
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Taking forward a devolved approach to growth related funding in England

Published in January 2013
CEDOS and ADEPT paper to Local Government Association Growth Advisory Board.
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Early feedback on the Growing Places Fund

Published in October 2012
CEDOS/ADEPT report to HM Treasury.
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Local growth - quick wins for Government

Published in October 2012
CEDOS/ADEPT paper prepared for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Growth.
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All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Growth Inquiry into Local Enterprise Partnerships

Published in July 2012
CEDOS/ADEPT joint evidence.
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Making the case for a devolved approach to the delivery of EU funding in England

Published in July 2012
CEDOS/ADEPT paper.
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Communities & Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into the European Regional Development Fund

Published in May 2012
CEDOS/ADEPT joint supplementary evidence.
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Communities & Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into the European Regional Development Fund

Published in April 2012
CEDOS/ADEPT joint evidence.
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Government consultation on the delivery of EU Structural Funds, Rural Development Funds and Maritime & Fisheries Funds in England

Published in April 2012
CEDOS response to the Department for Business Innovation & Skills .
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Government consultation on devolving local major transport schemes

Published in March 2012
CEDOS response to the Department for Transport.
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Delivery Models for Sub-regional Economic Development

Published in March 2012
The final report of this major CEDOS/ADEPT research project examines the impact of economic, political and fiscal change on the delivery of local authority economic development. Through original survey work and with examples and case studies from across England, changing approaches to delivery and models for the future financing of economic infrastructure and services are assessed. Recommendations on the way forward are made for local and central government.
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Government consultation on the new rural policy functions within Government and the proposed abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities

Published in January 2012
CEDOS/ADEPT response to the Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
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Government consultation on the Draft National Planning Policy Framework

Published in October 2011
CEDOS response to the Department for Communities & Local Government.
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Government consultation on the proposed relaxation of planning rules for change of use from commercial to residential

Published in June 2011
CEDOS/ADEPT response to the Department for Communities & Local Government.
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Communities & Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into regeneration

Published in March 2011
CEDOS/ADEPT joint evidence.
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Published in June 2011
CEDOS/ADEPT supplementary evidence on the issue of EU match funding submitted at request of the Select Committee Chair following oral evidence given to the Committee by the CEDOS Chair Kieran McNamara.
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Government Growth Review

Published in February 2011
CEDOS/ADEPT joint views to HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
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Government consultation on the New Homes Bonus

Published in December 2010
CEDOS/ADEPT joint response to the Department for Communities & Local Government.
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Local Growth White Paper consultation on local growth and the business rates system

Published in Nobvember 2010
CEDOS response to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
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Work & Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into youth unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund

Published in September 2010
CEDOS/ADEPT joint evidence.
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Government consultation on the Regional Growth Fund

Published in September 2010
CEDOS/ADEPT joint response to HM Treasury, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Department for Communities & Local Government.
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Business, Innovation & Skills Select Committee Inquiry into Local Enterprise Partnerships

Published in August 2010
CEDOS/ADEPT joint evidence.
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Government consultation on draft statutory guidance on economic prosperity boards and combined authorities

Published in April 2010
CEDOS/ADEPT joint response to the Department for Communities & Local Government.
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Government consultation on proposals for a Digital Britain Next Generation Fund

Published in March 2010
CEDOS/ADEPT joint response to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
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Government consultation on draft statutory guidance for local economic assessments

Published in March 2010
CEDOS/ADEPT joint response to the Department for Communities & Local Government.
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‘Total Place’ in economic development and regeneration

Published in February 2010
CEDOS/ADEPT paper submitted at the invitation of HM Treasury.
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Published in March 2010
Further CEDOS paper submitted to HM Treasury.
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Recession & Post Recession - Taking Forward Economic Development & Regeneration

Published in July 2010
This is the final report of the joint CEDOS/ADEPT research project on taking forward economic development and regeneration in times of recession. The report has been distributed widely and aims to make an important contribution to the step change that is required to provide a sound basis for local economic devlopment action in the future.
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Recession Report 3

Published in February 2010
This report is the third of a series to demonstrate to national and regional decision-makers the pivotal role of local authorities in countering the impact of the recession and taking advantage of recovery when it comes.
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1992-2007: 15 Years Promoting the Economic Development Agenda

Published in December 2007
A short history of CEDOS, from humble beginnings to current strength. Includes the 'CEDOS Who's Who'.
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Business Centres - a briefing by CEDOS

Published in May 2007
This CEDOS Best Practice Briefing Note (originally prepared for the Local Government Association) considers facts and questions about local authorities setting up business centres in competition with the private sector.
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Making the Most of Our Economic Potential - Looking Beyond the Core Cities

Published in March 2007
Although we have seen a period of sustained growth, significant differences in regional performance persist. This report published jointly by CEDOS and CSS takes a fresh look at regional economic policy and delivery. There is increasing concern at the Government’s emphasis on ‘core’ cities and city regions, which is inappropriate for many areas. County regions are as significant as city regions for the knowledge economy and business clustering.
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England's County Subregions - Cornerstones of Economic Growth

Published in October 2004
England’s county sub-regions are an essential component of sustainable economic growth in this country. This report published jointly by CEDOS and the CSS focuses on the unique contribution that county areas make in achieving national and regional economic goals and demonstrates, with examples and case studies, the pivotal role of strategic county and unitary councils in making things happen.
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Performance Indicators for Local Authority Economic Development

Published in June 2004
CEDOS developed this set of key performance indicators for its benchmarking service introduced in 2004. The report was published and distributed widely as part of CEDOS’ commitment to improving local government economic development services and as a major contribution to achieving a national set of indicators. Subsequently, in the light of the first year’s benchmarking and a national PI pilot, the indicators have been further developed and refined for CEDOS benchmarking in 2005/06.
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Local Government Procurement - Economic Development, an Action Guide

Published February 2004
Local government procurement is big business. This CEDOS Action Guide is designed to help economic development practitioners become involved and to enable their Councils to meet their obligations under the National Strategy for Local Government Procurement. The strategy puts new requirements on local authorities including using procurement to achieve sustainable economic and community benefit.
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Performance Measurement for Local Authority Economic Development

Published October 2003
CEDOS takes a leading role in developing performance measurement for local authority economic development activity. This report covers the first phase of a joint project with the CSS and includes the findings of detailed research into key issues such as rural indicators and how to measure jobs created/safeguarded, costs, and outcomes achieved through partnership working.
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A Toolkit for Evaluating Economic Development and Regeneration Partnerships

Published August 2003
Partnerships are essential to successful economic development and regeneration but they are time and resource intensive. It is all too easy to become overloaded in a plethora of well intentioned but under-achieving partnerships. This CEDOS toolkit, published in association with IDeA, is an action guide designed to give local authorities and their partners an accessible and user-friendly means of evaluating partnerships to ensure they are outcome-focused, effective and efficient.
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