Local Enterprise Partnerships
Council and business-led local enterprise partnerships were introduced by the coalition to replace regional development agencies
The government should appoint a single minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) with responsibility for business-led local enterprise partnerships (LEPs), according to a report by MPs.
Lord Heseltine has urged business-led local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) to 'revolt' against central government to demand control over powers and funding.
The amount of Whitehall funding to be devolved to business-led local enterprise partnerships will not reach the levels envisaged by Lord Heseltine in his economic growth report, said business secretary Vince Cable yesterday.
The new boss of national housing and regeneration quango the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has said that he wants to prove the organisation's value to the government.
Planning consultancy Turley Associates has established a new economic planning team after recruiting three employees from property consultancy GVA.
A new transport agency should be set up in England's North East to take on strategic transport planning powers and fund major projects, according to a report by Labour peer Lord Adonis.
Local enterprise partnerships, charities, community groups and councils have been invited to bid for the latest round of government funding for regeneration projects in coastal areas.
Plans to redistribute €784 million (£663million) of European growth funding from England to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been announced by the government.
The end of the transition period for councils to bring adopted local plans in line with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) should not be a cause of concern, planning minister Nick Boles said today.
Councils must adopt a "coordinated approach to strategic spatial planning" across the areas covered by sub-regional economic partnerships in order to unlock new devolved Whitehall funding, the Treasury says.
Chancellor George Osborne announced a new government guarantee, which he said would be sufficient to support £130 billion of new mortgages.
A report today called for the formation of a new body covering the North of England to increase inward investment in the region.
The government has said it wants local authorities in economic partnership areas to enter formal joint working arrangements before offering them access to the new levels of devolved Whitehall funding recommended by Lord Heseltine.
Communities secretary Eric Pickles reportedly clashed with the Prime Minister David Cameron over the progress of the government's enterprise zones, according to claims in this morning's newspapers.
Maybe David Cameron's non-Euro-pronouncement will give the coalition some space to concentrate on immediate issues of much more direct interest to the great majority of voters outside the foetid atmosphere of Westminster's tea rooms and bars.
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A total of 32 local enterprise partnerships have now been approved, but most have yet to appoint a chair. Sarah Townsend enters the boardroom
A Mipim session chaired by Adam Branson on local enterprise partnerships is music to Eric Pickles' ears
Local enterprise partnerships have been issued a stark reminder that their powers would be limited unless they have some sort of legal 'personality', reports Sarah Townsend
Sarah Townsend asks if local enterprise partnerships will be able to influence local plan-making to the extent they hope
Demand for the three-year Regional Growth Fund is far outstripping supply, finds Sarah Townsend
View an interactive map with details of the first wave of local enterprise partnerships
More LEP news
- European Investment Bank plans to up UK social housing funding to £1bn a year
- Minister reiterates government's appetite for funding devolution
- LEP warns against dilution of Heseltine's £49bn funding devolution
- £474m Local Infrastructure Fund focuses on quick wins
- Birmingham enterprise zone launched by Osborne
- Heseltine: a 'hunger for change' in approach to regional growth
- Black Country enterprise zone deal scrapped
- DfT unveils funding allocations for new local transport bodies
- Second wave of City Deal bids submitted
- West Midlands LEP agrees 'pro-growth' planning protocol
- Heseltine to work with Humber LEP on growth review
- Heseltine to launch Birmingham growth review
- Heseltine slams abolition of regional government offices
- £10m a year funding for LEPs to draw up strategic plans
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