Regional development agency

Regional Development Agency

Regional development agency

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In the United Kingdom, a regional development agency (RDA) is a non-departmental public body established for the purpose of development, primarily economic, of one of England's Government Office regions. There is one RDA for each of the NUTS level 1 regions of England. Similar activities are carried out in Wales by the Welsh Assembly Government Department of Economy and Transport, in Northern Ireland by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and in Scotland by Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

In 2009 a study by accountants PriceWaterhouseCoopers showed that RDAs generate £4.50 for the local economy for every £1 of public spending.Daily Telegraph', 31 March 2009,

In June 2010 the UK government announced plans to abolish the RDAs by 2012, with a view to future economic development being undertaken byLocal Enterprise Partnerships. "", Times & Star, 17 June 2010, retrieved 2010-06-19

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The RDAs were created following the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998,Office of Public Sector...
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