Local Enterprise Partnerships
Council and business-led local enterprise partnerships were introduced by the coalition to replace regional development agencies
Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) should work with councils to help 'revitalise' struggling areas and build more homes, a report by umbrella group the National Housing Federation (NHF) has recommended.
Mechanisms to support local economic growth, such as local enterprise partnerships and enterprise zones, have not yet demonstrated that they are delivering value for money, a report by the public spending watchdog has found.
The government has backtracked on its plans to sweep a portion of money accumulated through its New Homes Bonus scheme into a new sub-regional development funding pot.
Councils would sell off their most expensive social homes so that they can house 'many more families for the same money' under a scheme to regenerate run down housing estates announced today by the chancellor.
A government-appointed taskforce has called for the strengthening of town centre-first policies as part of the solution to maintaining the vibrancy of Britain's high streets in the internet age.
More than 220 people attended last week's Institute of Economic Development annual conference in London, held in association with Planning and Regeneration & Renewal. The headline sponsor was Turley Associates. Here are five things that they learned ...
Central government should use its direct spending on major physical projects to help turn around the fortunes of the country's most economically moribund areas, its regeneration and economic development adviser said last week.
Securing targeted government funding is a council's best lever for driving local economic development, according to a survey of senior council officers.
Legislation to pave the way for the first phase of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network is due to receive its first reading in the House of Commons this afternoon.
Most of England's public-private local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) need to strengthen the business cases in their strategies for spending the £5 billion of European structural funding that they are due to receive between 2014 and 2020, a senior ci...
Government regeneration adviser Lord Heseltine today suggested that ministers should consider diverting some of their major capital spending towards areas that are currently so economically infertile that they will struggle to make successful bids to...
Senior business department civil servants will join the author of a landmark review of economic growth at next week's Institute of Economic Development conference in central London.
New government figures suggest that £652 million of money from an infrastructure delivery fund committed to business-led local enterprise partnership-backed projects has generated £2.6 billion in further funding.
Kent, Essex and East Sussex may lose up to £60 billion in economic output over the next 18 years because district councils in the area are not planning for enough homes, according to a new report.
In the aftermath of the failed mayoral referenda last year, it might seem that debates about city governance are strictly academic. Yet this month has demonstrated that there is continuing interest in city leaders.
David Marlow looks at how Local Enterprise Partnerships and the Technology Strategy Board are working together.
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
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- Labour 2013: more powers for councils over transport cash
- New Homes Bonus 'undermined' by LEP pooling plan, says think-tank
- Councils prepare European funding cut legal challenge
- Yorkshire joint authority plans published for consultation
- HS2 growth taskforce membership revealed
- Councils face handing up to 35% of New Homes Bonus to LEPs
- New toolkit to help LEPs harness 'natural growth'
- New research centre targets economic growth
- 102 projects to share £500m growth fund cash
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