Independent report

Local regulation: economic development and regulation

Executive summary of report.


Economic development and regulation


Economic growth is a critical issue for local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships, requiring close working at a local level in order to make best use of the available resources. This is the executive summary of a report exploring the links between economic development and regulatory activity, with the aims of determining the scale of joint working, identifying examples of good practice, and informing the development of a toolkit.

The full report is available on request:

Joint working between economic development and regulatory services at Gateshead Council is highlighted in the BRDO case study Building on an office move.

Published 10 October 2014