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State of the South West

Changing State of the South West 2012
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The State of the South West has been a key piece of work for the Observatory since the first printed version was launched back in 2004. Since then, the report has followed a three year cycle of printed version in year 1, online update in year 2, and finally a short What’s Changed document in year 3.

The latest 'Changing State of the South West 2012' was published at the end of March 2012 and features contributions from experts within the SWO network. This publication looks at recent trends and developments on topics such as the economy, population and migration, the environment and housing, placing national policy changes in a South West context.

As well as assessing and highlighting key regional information about their topics, we asked contributors to comment on the policy context relevant to their sector, and (where possible) on what might happen next in this rapidly changing policy environment. PDF chapter downloads from this report will be available shortly.

You can still read the full State of the South West 2011 and State of the South West 2010 reports online and can download all PDF chapters from previous editions right back to 2004.

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