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An overview of the 'Strengthened LEPs' review published by the government on July 24 2018, and implications for local government leadership of local growth.
What is the future of LEPs following the Ney Review and the Industrial White Paper, and how can local authority partners influence the delivery of the industrial strategy white paper’s proposals on local leadership and LEP reform?
This briefing provides an overview of government’s ‘Industrial Strategy White Paper: Building a Britain fit for the future’, published November 27th 2017, and on its implications for local government (LAs) and partners.
An overview of the Industrial Strategy Green Paper, together with considerations which may assist local government in responding to the consultation
This briefing looks at the history of LEPs and considers the issues in a quickly changing local growth landscape, such as the implications for LEPs of combined authorities and regional mayors.
Overview of the likely devolution and local growth landscapes in early 2017, reflecting on the Autumn Statement 2016 and its aftermath
Although public opinion polling found a large majority endorsing a reduction in immigration, a more detailed survey indicates that attitudes are more nuanced. These findings, based on research conducted by ICM, are now presented in a policy report from the think tank British Future.
On 5 July 2016, the Government published a consultation “Self-sufficient local government: 100% business rates retention”. This briefing is the second of two on the main paper of this consultation, covering roughly the second half of the document, from page 28. The consultation runs until Monday 26 September.
Economic Prosperity Boards were introduced by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. They haven’t been much taken up but do they have the potential to provide a useful structure for partnerships in those cases where combined authorities are less appropriate?