“Where next for LEPs?” – new report by Smith Institute & RSA 11 June 2013.

Against the backdrop of low growth and prolonged austerity
the LEPs face a formidable challenge, especially in places where
structural unemployment is already a problem. However, as
the perspectives in this monograph demonstrate the 39 LEPs,
although arguably still in their infancy, are working hard to find
local solutions which draw in extra investment and utilise local
skills and expertise…….

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Full APPG report recommending LEPs greater role in shaping skills provision now available for download



Make skills and back to work schemes work for local economies, urge MPs LINK TO FULL REPORT BELOW

Download a copy of the report here

A cross-party group of MPs and peers has urged the Government to give Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) a greater role in shaping skills provision and back to work schemes in order to boost local growth.  Download the full report above

New report on Skills and Employment by APPG on Local Growth, LEPs and Enterprise Zones

APPG on Local Growth, #LEPs and Enterprise Zones report on Skills and Employment is due to be posted PM today electronically.  The hard copy was issued yesterday ay a well attended launch reception in Soho with James Morris MP and Skills Minister Matthew Hancock MP. There are some interesting and sensible recommendations. For a sneek preview of summary please follow these links http://lnkd.in/K2H-FT http://lnkd.in/EUfJXf


Rising to the challenge: how LEPs can deliver local growth strategies Call for evidence

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Growth, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Enterprise Zones, chaired by Caroline Dinenage MP and James Morris MP, is announcing a call for evidence on the leadership capacity of Local Enterprise Partnerships. Click title link for more info.