LEP REVIEW – Geography Proposal Response

The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership Board have submitted their response to government about proposed changes to geographical boundaries, as part of the ‘Strengthening Local Partnerships’ LEP review.

 

You can read the response HERE.

In summary:

  • Our LEP Board considered their response on the 14th September, and it was the unanimous decision of the LEP Board that the model that will deliver greatest growth across York, North Yorkshire & East Riding and will deliver greatest return to Government is to retain a York, North Yorkshire and East Riding geography, including overlaps with Leeds City Region and Humber but strengthening and formalising collaboration with neighbouring LEPs.
  • At the same time, it committed itself, to building on existing collaboration (through formal mechanisms) designed to strengthen and formalise the ways that it works with neighbouring LEPs in order that we most effectively address agendas such as business support, workforce skills and key sector opportunities. This would include, but not be limited to, supporting the development of a joint investment board.
  • Adopting this approach will, it is believed, enable to LEP to build on its successful track record of delivery, construct a powerful and appropriate Local Industrial Strategy whilst reaping the benefits where collaboration and scale is appropriate.

 

 

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