Local Enterprise Partnerships
LEPs due for integration into combined authorities by 2030
Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) will be integrated into combined authorities by 2030, tracking the pace of the Government’s devolution agenda.
LEPs remain in dark over future
Key questions about the future functions and funding of local enterprise partnerships (LEP) remain unanswered weeks after the publication of the Levelling Up White Paper (LUWP).
Government commits to future of LEPs
Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) are to be integrated into devolution deals as part of the Levelling Up White Paper.
Towards a more viable localism
Making English localism succeed needs a reform agenda for the whole of Government, says Dr Patrick Diamond. The centre and the local must work together to solve complex policy problems, not least by using city region mayors.
More delays to levelling up White Paper could hinder outcomes
Jack Shaw says further delays to the the levelling up White Paper will make the decisions the Government will need to take even more difficult - and politically time is not on its side.
Time for a change (again)?
Levelling up secretary Michael Gove’s hints that local enterprise partnerships are ‘under review’ reminds Michael Burton of how governments cannot resist the temptation to reorganise
CCN conference: LEPs look set to be scrapped
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.
Government withholds core funding from LEPs
The Government is withholding the full year of core funding from local enterprise partnerships (LEP) as it strongly signals the organisations are facing major change.
Jenrick to reduce competitive bidding
The communities secretary has pledged to reduce the number of funds councils have to compete for as part of plans to consolidate the sector’s funding.
LEP Network: Councils should have greater role in review
Councils should have a greater role in the Government’s ongoing review of local enterprise partnerships (LEPs), a key figure has said.
LEP Network: Don't muck around with boundaries
The chair of the organisation representing local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) has warned the Government ‘not to muck around’ with the areas they represent.
Devolution call in business leaders' blueprint
Top business leaders have issued a blueprint for recovery that includes more devolved powers for metro mayors, unitaries and counties, and rebranded local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).
LEPs consider futures amid review
Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) are considering their futures after ministers and officials signed off the terms of reference of a widescale government-led review.
LEPs: delivering on jobs and diversity
Local enterprise partnerships have worked across boundaries and borders to help create or preserve almost 18,000 jobs, and as Stacey King explains, they have also made great strides on diversity.
LEPs sidelined ahead of review
Local enterprise partnerships (LEP) have been side-lined from two crucial funds ahead of a review of the future of the organisations.
Levelling Up Fund to feature rapid bid process
The £4bn cross-departmental Levelling Up Fund will feature a rapid bid process, with all projects having to be completed before the next General Election, The MJ understands.
How Enterprise Ireland is supporting UK innovation
Ireland’s innovation agency, Enterprise Ireland, is a trusted strategic partner for UK councils, writes its Manchester based Local Authorities Lead Laura Brocklebank.
LEPs promise £100bn return on investment
Local enterprise partnerships (LEP) can secure a return on investment of £100bn in additional economic benefit, the Government has been told.
Frustration bubbles over wait for Brexit bonanza
The Government runs the risk of ‘levelling up everywhere at rock bottom’ as uncertainty continues to reign over funding for the regions months after Brexit.
LEPs need capacity boost to improve delivery, research finds
Local enterprise partnerships (LEP) would be better at delivering large-scale capital projects if they had more capacity, independent research for the Government has found.