Links to other websites on regional government and devolution

Please note that these organisations do not necessarily represent the views of CFER.

Charter 88, the pressure group campaigning for greater democracy

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister site has information on Regional Chambers, Government Offices in the Regions, regional development, etc

DTI (Department for Trade and Industry), information about
regional policy and the Regional Development Agencies

The Treasury, for information about regional productivity and regional spending

The Government’s Performance and Innovation Unit’s report into the fragmented tier of regional government

‘The Government’s Better Regulation Task Force Report into Local Delivery of Central Policy, highlighting the difficulties of adequate delivery through centralised policies

The Constitution Unit – probably the UK’s leading think-tank on constitutional change

The ESRC Devolution and Constitutional Change Programme, looking at the impact of devolution in the United Kingdom

The Forum for the Future project Regional Futures, sharing best practice on regional policy and sustainable development

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations keep their members up-to-date with developments in regional policy

The Regional Policy Forum is a broad based membership organisation with a remit to influence public debate on the regionalism of the UK and to provide opportunities for learning and dialogue

The Regional Studies Association is a membership society, researching regional development policy

Swift Contract Phones

One our big funders to help our campaign

The Government’s Regional Co-ordination Unit manages the nine Government Offices for the Regions. It also has links to other Government Departments

The Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University is a leading research centre

The Local Government Association have a regional section to their website, including the very good report written by Lord (Ron) Dearing – Regional Variations

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies has research and publications relating to regionalism

The Government Offices for the Regions have their own website