B66: Budget 2009: towards local economic resilience?
The lead up to the 2009 Budget announcement made by Alistair Darling was preceeded by media talk about it being the most important ‘red book’ since the end of the Second World War. This Bulletin considers the potential implication of the Budget on the delivery of public services, regeneration and local economic development activity.
Themes dicussed in this bulletin include: economic development and the environment; regeneration; and public services. The bulletin also outlines a critique of Budget 2009.