Transparency

LEP Transparency Overview

In their drive to increase local economic growth and private sector investment, the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England are acutely aware of their public reponsibility in exercising how they spend government funds. To underpin this, the government ensures each LEP adheres to the  National Assurance Framework  – this makes sure LEPs have in place robust systems and processes to effectively manage funding from central Government budgets. That framework stipulates specific rules for LEPs in four key areas:

  • Governance and Decision Making
  • Transparent decision making; including a conflicts and Register of Interests policy
  • Accountable decision making
  • Ensuring value for money and effective delivery

The responsibility for ensuring LEPs strictly adhere to this framework lies with the ‘Section 151 Officer’ in the partner local authority who are the accountable body for the LEP. It is their responsibility to sign off and certify each LEPs assurance framework each year, ensure it is being implemented, and that it meets the standards of the LEP National Assurance Framework as indicated above.

Individual LEP Transparency

Below is a list of the 38 LEPs in England, with an initial link to their transparency and governance information, just click on the chosen LEP:

  1. Black Country LEP
  2. Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP
  3. Cheshire & Warrington Enterprise Partnership
  4. Coast to Capital LEP
  5. Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP 
  6. Coventry and Warwickshire LEP
  7. Cumbria LEP
  8. Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) LEP
  9. Dorset LEP
  10. Enterprise M3
  11. GFirst (Gloucestershire) LEP
  12. Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP
  13. Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership
  14. Greater Lincolnshire
  15. Greater Manchester LEP
  16. Heart of the South West LEP 
  17. Hertfordshire LEP
  18. Humber LEP
  19. Lancashire Enterprise Partnership
  20. Leeds City Region LEP
  21. Leicester & Leicestershire LEP
  22. Liverpool City Region LEP
  23. London Economic Action Partnership
  24. New Anglia LEP
  25. North East LEP
  26. Oxfordshire LEP
  27. Sheffield City Region LEP
  28. Solent LEP
  29. South East LEP
  30. South East Midlands LEP
  31. Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP
  32. Swindon and Wiltshire LEP
  33. Tees Valley Unlimited
  34. Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
  35. The Marches LEP
  36. West of England LEP
  37. Worcestershire LEP
  38. York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP

The LEP Network

The LEP Network is a gateway to news and information that enables Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to come together on areas of shared importance, engage with Government and stakeholders, and promote best practice to all.

The LEP Network Management Board provides a platform for discussion between a representative group of LEP Chairs and Government. The LEP Chairs come from all parts of the LEP landscape, including large City LEPs, small economy LEPs, rural LEPs, coastal LEPs and London. They are nominated by the 38 LEPs to help direct and oversee the LEP Network on behalf of the 38 LEP Chairs. For information about who is on the LEP Network's Management Board, where you can view their individual Register of Interests, please click here.

The following documents are available to view:

  • LEP Network Management Board Terms of Reference can be viewed here.
  • The Register of Interest for the LEP Network Director (employee) can be viewed here.
  • Summary of our latest LEP Network Operations Plan can be viewed here.
  • The LEP Network signed Accounts for 2016/2017 financial year is available here.
  • The LEP Network Whistleblowing policy can be found here.
  • The LEP Network Complaints policy can be found here.

     

The LEP Network Management Board meets approximately every two months, a list of  Board meetings  with agendas and minutes can be viewed below:

February 2018 Board Meeting:

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Minutes

January 2018 Board Meeting:

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Minutes

November 2017 Board Meeting:

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September 2017 Board Meeting:

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July 2017 Board Meeting:

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May 2017 Board Meeting:

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April 2017 Board Meeting

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March 2017 Board Meeting

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January 2017 Board Meeting

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Minutes

For more information on the Management Board, please click here.

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