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  • RGF Round 2: What Can We Tell?

    Earlier last week the Government announced the winners of the second round of the £1.4 billion Regional Growth Fund. The £950 million available for Round 2 will be allocated to 119 successful Round 2 bids, subject to due diligence and needs to be spent by 2014. The published information from BIS on the successful bids is currently quite limited however through local publicity and press coverag...

  • Warning: the environment can seriously improve you...

    In the last week two major publications have appeared: the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) and the Natural Environment White Paper. The NEA is the world’s first attempt to place a monetary value on the natural environmental at a national level.  There isn’t space to do justice to this monumentally vast (2,000 page!) document. But it is worth looking at its main findings and the implicatio...

  • BDUK Round 2 Reflections and Forward Look

    The dust is now settling on the latest announcement from the second round of BDUK announcements . Congratulations clearly due to the winners and commiserations (for now) to the losers. The three winners  are now starting the hard work of turning their bids into concrete plans which attract private sector interest and command what looks like some substantial leverage. Exact figures will be finali...

  • RGF Round 1 Successes: What can we learn?

    The Government announced this month that £450m out of the total £1.4 billion Regional Growth Fund would be allocated to around 50 successful Round 1 bids, subject to due diligence checks. The published information from BIS on successful bids has so far been somewhat limited; however through announcements by successful bidders and local press coverage, we have been able to start to piece togethe...

  • Tips for a Successful R3 RGF bid

    Last week the £1 billion Round 3 of the Regional Growth Fund was launched. With a deadline of 13th June, those interested in bidding will need to gear up quickly. Regeneris supported a number of Round 1 and Round 2 bids, with our successes including a £4 million bid for the North West Aerospace sector, a £26 million Hull and East Riding Renewables Sector Development programme bid (see here) an...

  • Securing the Economic Benefit of the UK's Energy C...

    Regeneris is currently engaged in numerous energy studies throughout the UK, both providing support to developers in securing planning consents for their major investment projects, and also providing support to economic development agencies to secure valuable national and local economic benefits from investment in energy.  With future investment in mind, the start of December saw the publicati...

  • BDUK Gets Interesting

    I may be the first to say it, but I think the UK’s push for better broadband has just shifted into a much more interesting phase. The frustrating processes of developing broadband delivery plans, securing state aid clearance and negotiating procurement are nearly behind us. The Urban Broadband Fund is just now shifting from pilots into full roll out in candidate cities and, the clarity emerging...

  • Seven Sins in Economic Impact Assessment

    Tim Fanning offers some helpful advice on some of the issues which, if not carefully considered and managed, seriously undermine the robustness of economic impact assessments. Are there other issues that you would add? If so please provide a comment. We recently presented at an RTPI planning conference on the key issues in economic impact assessments. Given the strong emphasis on economic grow...

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