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Government policies

Single regeneration budget / regional development agencies single programme

Starting dates

1994: introduced, with successive rounds over the years

2001: announcement that there will be no further rounds - subsumed into the Regional Development Agencies Single Programme

Key department DCLG; interdepartmental
Key delivery agency Regional Development Agencies (RDAs)
Budget/target/comment

The original objectives were to improve employment prospects, address social exclusion, promote sustainable regeneration, protect the environment and infrastructure, and support and promote economic growth.

Under SRB rounds 1-6, 1,000 schemes have been approved worth 5.5 billion in SRB support over their lifetime of up to 7 years.

From March 2001, RDAs were given more flexibility in the development of their strategies within 11 overall targets (which include a reduction of 10 % in the deprivation of those wards that are currently in the bottom 20% of those identified by the Index of Deprivation).  As part of this, the various monies for each RDA were pooled.

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