Dan Peters 16 January 2018

LEP moves to become 'most transparent' in England

LEP moves to become most transparent in England image

A local enterprise partnership (LEP) that had funding restrictions slapped on it by the Government has approved transparency measures that go beyond national guidance.

The Leeds City Region LEP said its new constitution would make it the most transparent in the country after it took on board all of the recommendations of the Ney review, which called on the partnerships to publish their agendas, decisions, accounts and a rolling schedule of projects funded.

Ben Still, managing director of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the LEP’s accountable body, said: ‘Over the past 12 months and more, we have been working hard to ensure our organisation is fully up to the task of overseeing more than £2bn of taxpayer investment in new roads, rail stations, college facilities, regeneration projects, apprenticeships and support for business growth.

‘The measures approved by the LEP board today, and the fact that they go well above and beyond government recommendations, is another sign of our commitment to ensuring our organisation is transparent, open and accessible to the people of West Yorkshire and Leeds city region.

‘There are still further improvements we need to make as a relatively new organisation, learning from the past and guided by the helpful work of our overview and scrutiny committee, but I’m really pleased with our progress so far and proud of the difference we are making to our region’s economy.’

LEP chair Roger Marsh added: ‘As the LEP responsible for £1.2bn of taxpayer investment through the country’s largest Growth Deal, it is only right that we should be the most transparent LEP in the country as well.

‘I am delighted that, less than three months after the publication of the Ney report, we are not just fully in line with all of the best practice guidance Government has set out, but are in many ways exceeding it, leading the way for LEPs nationally.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Assistant Director Practice Improvement and Development

Birmingham Children's Trust
Up to £92,681 plus market supplement and relocation allowance (subject to terms and conditions)
We have developed an environment where learning, development and practice improvement are underpinning principles service wide. Birmingham, West Midlands
Recuriter: Birmingham Children's Trust

Social Worker (Safeguarding Adults Team)

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£29,636 - £33,799 per annum
The safeguarding team have an excellent opportunity for an experienced qualified Social Worker who... Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Occupational Therapist (Short Breaks- Residential and Community)

City of York Council
£30,500 to £34,797 per annum
Looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist who is able to meet the needs of children and young people with... York, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of York Council

Social Worker - SGO & Connected Person Assessment Team

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Special Guardianship Order (SGO) & Connected Person Assessment Team The SGO and Connected Person's Assessment Team first started in April 2019 and due England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Programme Support Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£29.766 - £30.711
This role is a programme support officer which will assist the delivery of vital monitoring, control and governance work to... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue