Blog Posts

  • How to Become the Next UK City of Culture

    The Government recently announced that it will launch a competition to find the UK’s City of Culture (UKCoC) 2021. This is the third round for UK City of Culture and we thought it might be helpful to set out our reflections on what bidding cities need to think about before embarking on the process. Regeneris managed the bidding and assessment process which selected the UK’s first City of Cu...

  • How Can We Fix Our Broken Housing Market?

    The government’s new Housing White Paper sets out four steps to fix England’s broken housing market.  They are: Planning for the right homes in the right places, focusing on improving local and neighbourhood plan-making and increasing the supply of housing land.  Speeding up house-building by tackling planning, infrastructure and skills constraints. Diversifying the market, by en...

  • What Does the Industrial Strategy Mean for LEP Str...

    Last week, the Government published its long awaited Green Paper on ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’. It underlines the UK’s need to improve productivity and its global position in key competitive sectors. The Green Paper also places a strong emphasis on the distribution of growth between the best and worst performing companies, industries and places. The 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships...

  • It Is Time to Think Differently about Placemaking...

    London – A Dynamic Mosaic of 1,500 Distinctive Places From Abbey Wood to Yiewsley, London is a dynamic mosaic of some 1,500 distinctive places. Within its jurisdiction, the London Plan identifies more than 1,400 “activity centres” from international districts (Knightsbridge) to suburban parades of shops (GLA); add City of London sites plus areas people identify with but which aren’t easily qu...

  • Wishing You a Merry Christmas

    I wanted to say a big thanks to all our clients and collaborators for your support in 2016, and wish you a restful Christmas. Despite all the uncertainties of the last year we’ve had our biggest and best 12 months yet at Regeneris. Our private sector work continues to grow, with our economic impact reports giving clients a great platform to argue their case. In the public sector, we’ve wor...

  • Reducing Immigration Could Mean that We Will All B...

    Moving the Finish Lines A strange thing has started happening to me recently.  I’ve started getting envious of my parents’ retirement lifestyles.  Don’t get me wrong.  I enjoy my work at Regeneris. But watching them take up new hobbies, eating out and enjoying more holidays has got me looking forward to the days when I don’t need to worry about 9 to 5 working or rainy commutes (all too freq...

  • Three Ways to Drive Economic Growth Through Broadb...

    We know better broadband alone does not drive improvements in business productivity and performance. It is the things that businesses do differently with their improved connections that create economic benefits. Our recent research to explore the economic and wider benefits of Greater Manchester’s Connection Voucher Scheme has underlined this point. Our research found positive economic retu...

  • 6 Skills & Labour Market Tips for Local Authoritie...

    What Can Super Mario and Bowling Teach Local Authorities about Skills and Labour Market Strategy? Surrendering to Super Mario My son is a Digital Native. As I watch him rout me at Super Mario Kart for the third time this evening, I accept that he will be always be at home with computers, code and sub-menus, while I will always struggle to install the latest software update on my phone....