Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, made a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday 28 October announcing the publication of the Government's local growth white paper. The government has promised a new "streamlined planning system" along with 24 LEPs. To find out more click here
Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark also made a speech; he talked about his vision for local enterprise partnerships to drive local growth. To read the transcript click here
The initial LGA response was that "The 24 local economic partnerships that have already been announced are a step in the right direction and we look forward to this model of local economic growth being rolled out across the rest of the country". To learn more click here
See details of a conference on 30th November on The Role of LEPs .