Government response to the BIS committee report on LEPs

19 March 2011 #SMMT News

Government has responded to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee’s report on its inquiry into local enterprise partnerships (LEPs). Government welcomes the Committee’s broad support for the creation of LEPs and believes that local communities and businesses are in the best position to understand and respond to the opportunities and needs of their own economies, and that creating LEPs will allow them to do this. A total of 28 local enterprise partnerships have been asked to put their governance arrangements in place, covering 65% of all businesses in England and 70% of the population. Government is continuing to engage with prospective partnerships to support them as they develop their proposals and anticipates announcing further partnerships in coming weeks.


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