Insight

Review of LEP geographies

03 Aug 2018
The Government has published its long-awaited review of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) which sets out a range of leadership, governance and accountability reforms.
Amongst the various commitments is a call to LEP Chairs and other local stakeholders across England to come forward with considered proposals by the end of September on revised geographies which best reflect “real” functional economic areas; the most appropriate geographical levels to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of decision-making and delivery going forward.
Lichfields has defined a broad set of considerations for framing appropriate economic geographies that reflect the Government’s key test that LEPs must consider the “most effective” size and scale over which to operate. Our team of experts is well placed to support LEPs and other local stakeholders in developing clear and considered proposals to Government. Get in touch to find out how we can help.

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