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29 May 2013

A couple of weeks ago the D2N2 LEP announced that it had a first draft of a proposed merger with Leicester and Leicestershire LEP which sits comfortably with the drive from central government for more joined up thinking from neighbouring LEPs.

Now down in the South East, the LEP is proposing to devolve a lot of its spending decisions to the local authorities, either county or unitary, in a ‘federated’ arrangement. They have acknowledged that certain strategic projects such as the Lower Thames Crossing should still be managed at a partnership level. However, given the size of the area covered by the LEP there are many decisions that they believe it is more practical to make at a local level.

Local authorities have been encouraged to have full and active roles in their LEP and to see themselves as the holders of the keys of good governance. Making separate funding decisions with the potential for less private sector involvement probably isn’t what DCLG or BIS imagined.

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