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Nigel Wilcock

Nigel Wilcock, executive director, Institute of Economic Development

Stories

  • Nigel Wilcock, executive director, Institute of Economic Development

    'Councils must exercise caution with novel investments'Subscription

    2 November, 2017

    George Osborne’s decision to axe the central government grant to councils entirely by 2021, whilst allowing councils more flexibility over council tax and 100% of business rates to be retained has caused local authorities to react in a number of different ways.

  • Nigel Wilcock, executive director, Institute of Economic Development

    'The industrial strategy should have been far bolder'Subscription

    30 January, 2017

    Last summer 11 government ministers were summoned to give their input into an all-encompassing industrial strategy that was sufficiently important to be named in the title of the government department looking after this.

  • Nigel Wilcock, executive director, Institute of Economic Development

    There’s a crisis brewing in the economic development workforceSubscription

    21 December, 2016

    Public sector recruitment of economic development professionals is a major problem and is expected to get worse over the next five years.