Council for Economic DEVELOPMENT


The Council for Economic Development (CED) was established in November 2010 as a successor to the Business Partnership Council. It is intended to provide a forum for consultation with the social partners and brings together representatives from business (including social enterprise), the Wales TUC and the Welsh Government.


Welsh Government Website: information on the Council for Economic Development


The social partner organizations that are invited to send representatives to the CER are:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Wales

Council for Mortgage Lenders

EEF: the manufacturers' organization

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

Forum of Private Business (FPB)

Freight Transport Association (FTA)

Home Builders' Federation (HBF)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Institute of Directors (IOD)

Law Society

NFU Cymru

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Road Haulage Association (RHA)

South Wales Chamber of Commerce

Wales Co-operative Centre

Wales TUC Cymru