What is the issue ?
All LEPs have already developed ‘Growth Plans’ which set out their priorities for economic growth. More recently government has challenged LEPs to transform these into ‘Strategic Economic Plans’ (SEPs) with a more extensive remit and some clearer criteria for their assessment. However, the Government has not been overly prescriptive with these plans, and there is therefore substantial variation in approaches between LEP areas, including how far each has any consideration or focus on issues of resilience and local sustainability.
What will the project try to achieve ?
This IPPR North project will identify ways in which Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) can develop local economic resilience within their Strategic Economic Plans, and share learning between LEPs on local resilience initiatives.
Who might be interested in this project ?
This project will interest economic development policy-makers and practitioners both within central government and in Local Enterprise Partnership areas.
UPDATE: This project has now produced its final report. Click here to download.