CCN conference: LEPs look set to be scrapped

22 November 2021

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) look set to be scrapped after levelling up secretary Michael Gove indicated his preference for a more accountable system to the County Councils’ Network conference today.

Asked about the future of LEPs amid the on-going review, the secretary of state said: ‘My preference is that powers, including economic development powers, are best exercised alongside other powers that rest in the hands of democratically elected, accountable leaders.

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