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For the first of a planned series of interviews with CEDOS members from across England, we sat down (pre Covid 19 lockdown) with CEDOS Chair, James ‘Harry’ Harris, to talk about all things economic development, local government and his preferred jam flavour preferences. What is the role of CEDOS? CEDOS brings together senior economic development leads up

The chancellor gave his maiden budget statement today. It was a tricky balance between addressing the nation's concerns over Coronavirus and delivering a budget to fund the government's manifesto commitments. There were some interesting developments for CEDOS members and the areas that we serve, though overall there is a clear message that the "levelling up" agenda

Women in innovation funding Innovate UK announces new wave of Women in Innovation Awards. More here IED Comments on Govt Coronavirus Response Immediate, medium and longer-term responses assessed by the IED. More here Councils Respond to Coronavirus Buildings closed and meetings cancelled in response to outbreak. More here

PWC Comments on Budget Comments on 'construction, infrastructure and housing' and 'levelling up agenda'. More here Transit-Orientated Success WSP provide framework for Transit-Orientated Development. More here CEBR Travel Ban Predictions CEBR predicts impact of travel ban will be four times as large as that of 9/11. More here

This evidence is submitted by the Chief Economic Development Officers Society (“CEDOS”). CEDOS is the voice of Heads of Economic Development from across England. Membership includes city, county, unitary councils, combined authorities and LEPs. We carry out research, develop and disseminate best practice, and publish reports on key issues for economic development policy and practice. Through