Film and TV sector offers opportunities for growth beyond Hertfordshire
Our Local Enterprise Partnership is proud to be leading the national debate on the future of the Hertfordshire located, globally significant, film and television sector, says Mark Bretton.
Let LEPs get on with a job we’re doing well
As we build our recovery, it would be a travesty to lose the capability of LEPs just when local communities and businesses need it most, says Mark Bretton.
Fears councils could be cut out of LEP role
Councils may be stripped of their role in the governance of local enterprise partnerships (LEP) by an ongoing all-options-on-the-table government-led review.
Is Slough the canary in the mine?
Heather Jameson says it’s hard to reconcile Robert Jenrick's vision of a ten to 20-year plan for local places with 'a system that sees councils’ finances lurch blindly from year to year, on a promise of a three-year deal that fails to materialise.'
An opportunity to build back from the ground-up
With lockdown restrictions still in place and post-COVID economic recovery just getting started, now more than ever strong leadership from the public and private sector is needed to deliver at a local level, says Anne Boyd.
Lack of support held back local industrial strategies
Local leaders must be given a say in the Government’s Plan for Growth as it prepares to replace the national Industrial Strategy, a report by MPs has concluded.
The future is already here
Success can only come from choosing our battles - and our timing - well, and working for change collaboratively across the sector, says Abdool Kara.
LEPs braced for shake-up ahead of review
Local enterprise partnerships (LEP) are preparing themselves for a further shake-up amid the second government review of the organisations in three years.
The White Paper recognises coterminosity makes a strategic difference
Abdool Kara asks if the lessons of Lansley will be learned, 'especially the making-redundant-then-rehiring of health professionals strategy that cost the public purse dearly in 2011?'
Groundwork laid for combined authority
Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council are pressing ahead with laying the political groundwork for a combined authority as they await a decision from the Government.
Councils ‘in driving seat’ for UK Shared Prosperity Fund, says Jenrick
Councils will take a leading role in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), local government secretary Robert Jenrick has said.
How to drive a green recovery
Ahmed Goga explains the levers that local and central government policymakers can deploy to drive a green recovery through local enterprise.
A five point plan for economic revolution
As the sparks a revolution in the way we live and work, Mark Bretton outlines the Local Enterprise Partnerships' five point plan for recovery
Tackling the economic impact of COVID in the Morecambe Bay region
Matt Williams outlines how South Lakeland DC is working with other councils and agencies across the region to help businesses and residents withstand the crisis.
Government told to recommit to local industrial strategies
Local industrial strategies (LIS) should be the ‘starting point for economic recovery plans,’ the Government has been told.
Call to 'shore up' worst-hit local economies
The Government should ‘shore up’ the local economies worst affected by coronavirus before levelling up, the Centre for Progressive Policy (CPP) think-tank has said.
Supporting Hertfordshire’s growth in testing times
Patsy Dell is determined to be successful as director of Hertfordshire growth – with the need to support the recovery of key sectors ‘now far more acute than it was at the start of 2020’.
#MyTown - a southern perspective
There is a real risk of ministers overlooking areas in the South which are also in need of a leg up from Whitehall, says Corinne Day.
Hertfordshire’s growing gains
Patsy Dell describes how collaborative working across the two-tier system has delivered a place-based programme that responds proactively to Hertfordshire’s growth ambitions and challenges.
If wholesale restructuring is done it must happen in a manner fit for the 21st century
Jan Britton wonders what lies ahead for local government - and asks if the Government, ‘with its unlikely northern soul and mayoral roots’ will be the one to genuinely deliver on devolution.