Local Enterprise Partnerships
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.
Government reaffirms support for LEPs
The Government has reaffirmed its support for local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) ahead of this autumn’s local recovery and devolution White Paper.
LEP Network comes out fighting ahead of White Paper
The chair of the network that supports local enterprise partnerships (LEP) has come out fighting amid fears the future of the organisations could be at risk.
Jenrick appeal for shovel-ready schemes
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has urged local areas to submit ideas for ‘shovel-ready’ schemes that could be boosted by government funding.
Call for growth deal to cover funding gap
A £3bn growth deal is needed to avoid a gap in the delivery of capital projects while the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is introduced, the organisation representing local enterprise partnerships (LEP) has said.
Greater Birmingham LEP: Let councils decide boundaries
A West Midlands local enterprise partnership (LEP) has told ministers the decision on future boundaries should lie with councils.
EXCLUSIVE: Ministers to redraw LEP boundary map if edict ignored
Ministers have told local enterprise partnerships (LEP) they will redraw the boundary map early in 2020/21 if they fail to reach a deal on removing overlaps.
Second Yorkshire LEP succumbs to Government overlap pressure
A second Yorkshire local enterprise partnership (LEP) has bowed to government demands and agreed to reshape its geographical remit to remove overlapping boundaries.