Last week Cardiff University hosted a conference to debate the forthcoming Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF), the UK’s post-Brexit replacement for EU Structural Funds. It was the fastest registration process I’d ever known as a conference convenor, with attendees from across Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and some of the English city-regions. Why the strong interest? The Read more
Last month saw the Welsh Government put some meat on the bones of its plans to grow the Welsh economy in a post-Brexit landscape. Professor Kevin Morgan examines those plans in more detail and considers some of the challenges that pave the road ahead. A bit like the proverbial bus, we had a long wait Read more
In the second of a two-part blog looking at the future of regional policy post-Brexit, Professor Kevin Morgan says that while Wales has the most to lose when it comes to funding, Brexit presents an opportunity to lead the way and design a new regional policy that marries traditional knowledge economy models of development with Read more
With Brussels and London having radically different attitudes to regional policy, Professor Kevin Morgan looks at what lies ahead for UK regional policy post Brexit. In a two-part blog, he argues that when the reign of EU regional policy ends in 2020, there is a real opportunity to build on the best features of European Read more
Food and farming has not been high on the Brexit agenda to date and is currently suffering from a Cinderella status in negotiations argue Professors Terry Marsden and Kevin Morgan. Here they maintain that an urgent debate is needed about its future given that it is a sector critical to future employment, public health, ecological Read more
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