Mark Conrad 24 July 2018

Ministers to 'super charge' LEP performance

Ministers to super charge LEP performance image

Ministers have published plans to ‘super charge’ the performance and accountability of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) following a review.

The review follows concerns that England’s 38 LEPs are too complex, have poor governance structures and lack accountability.

Areas where two LEP geographies overlap have been asked to submit proposals for revised boundaries.

District Councils’ Network spokesman, Cllr Mark Crane, said: ‘We remain concerned that the removal of overlaps may limit the ability of district councils to drive growth across multiple LEP areas.’

LEPs will receive up to £20m of additional funding between 2018 and 2020 to support changes and embed their work into local industrial strategies.

Reforms also include getting LEPs to consult ‘widely and transparently’ on the appointment of new chairs, as well as measures to improve board diversity.

In particular, there is an expectation that women will make up at least one-third of LEP board members by 2020 and half of all board members by 2023.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Project Engineer

Via
Competitive Salary
Via currently has fantastic permanent and fixed-term opportunities to join our Major Projects & Improvements Team as a Project Engineer Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recuriter: Via

Lead Project Manager

Via
Competitive Salary
Via currently has a fantastic opportunity to join our Major Projects & Improvements Team as a Lead Project Manager Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recuriter: Via

Highway Improvements Officer

Via
Competitive Salary
Via currently has fantastic opportunity to join our Major Projects and Improvements Team. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recuriter: Via

Family Worker (Link Role) - Family Solutions - Harlow

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Family Solutions is an Early Help service in Essex working holistically with disadvantage families, with multiple difficulties to enable them to make England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Park Ranger

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£21.591 - £21.981
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of staff responsible for the security, cleanliness and general maintenance and... 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