regional development agencies

Reporting some of the facts

Don't blame the elephant

and moneyand money

The Daily Mail tells us that 'shock, horror' that Regional Development Agencies are very expensive. It reports:

The TaxPayers' Alliance called for the nine RDAs to be abolished and their funding to be used to encourage new businesses and jobs through a 4p cut in the small business rate of corporation tax.

RDAs were set up by former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in 1999 as part of his drive to create regional assemblies in England.

While Mr Prescott's hopes of elected regional governments foundered because of public hostility, the nine agencies have remained.

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