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Economic development & regeneration

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body that inspires people to demand more from their buildings and public spaces.

Confederation of British Industry
The CBI is a membership body that seeks to represent the views of business.

British Chambers of Commerce
At a national and local level, The British Chambers of Commerce represent the views and priorities of businesses across the country.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Defra's remit is the pursuit of sustainable development - weaving together economic, social and environmental concerns.

Department for Education and Skills
The Dfes aims to give children an excellent start in education, enable young people to equip themselves with life and work skills, and encourage adults to achieve their full potential through learning.

Department of Trade and Industry
The DTI aims to promote enterprise, innovation and increased productivity across the UK.

Institution of Economic Development conference
The 2005 conference will draw together policy experts and practitioners around the potentially incompatible global, regional and local drivers of economic development and social inclusion.

English Partnerships
English Partnerships is the national regeneration agency, helping the Government to support high quality sustainable growth in England.

Federation of Small Businesses
The FSB is a representative body for the self-employed and owners of small firms.

Higher Education Funding Council for England
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research in universities and colleges in England

Institution of Economic Development
The Institution of Economic Development is the leading United Kingdom organisation for economic development practitioners. It is committed to demonstrating the value of economic development work for local and regional communities, to the pursuit of best practice in economic development and to the attainment of the highest standard of professional training and competence.

London 2012
The official site of London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

Learning and Skills Council
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is responsible for funding and planning education and training for over 16-year-olds in England.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
ODPM was created as a central department in its own right in May 2002. It is responsible for policy on housing, planning, devolution, regional and local government and the fire service. It also takes responsibility for the Social Exclusion Unit, the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit and the Government Offices for the Regions.

Sector Skills Development Agency
A new network of UK wide Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) has been charged to lead the skills and productivity drive in industry or business sectors recognised by employers. They bring together employers, trade unions and professional bodies working with government to develop the skills that UK business needs.

Trades Union Congress
The TUC has 70 affiliated unions representing nearly seven million working people from all walks of life. It campaigns for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

UK Trade and Investment
UK Trade & Investment is the government organisation that provides integrated support and services to UK companies looking to achieve their overseas business potential.

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