The Scottish Government announced details in January 2012 of the four Enterprise Areas that are to be created in Scotland. This briefing outlines the origins of Enterprise Zones in the UK and summarises evidence in relation to their success. Furthermore, it looks at the criticisms of Enterprise Zones and lessons for the future. Finally, it outlines the recent announcements with regard to the creation of Enterprise Zones in England and Enterprise Areas in Scotland, highlighting the proposed areas and incentives.
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Published: 29 February 2012