Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) were set up by Government to promote sustainable economic development in England. They are business led. Their main tasks are to help the English regions improve their relative economic performance and reduce social and economic disparities within and between regions.
A regional approach to economic development allows businesses and communities to formulate solutions that are appropriate for the particular circumstances and strengths of each region.
The RDAs have published a statement in response to the Chancellor's pre Budget Report published 5 December. The statement is available in the newsroom section of the website