Local Enterprise Partnerships face merger pressure

Baskerville House, Birmingham - home to GBSLEP
Exploratory talks about merging three West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been given added impetus after the Government set out its "encouragement" for LEPs to have the same geography as mayoral areas. A Government white paper has demanded that LEPs across the country submit proposals on "geographies which best reflect real functional economic areas" which it expects will include suggested mergers. It explicitly says it "will encourage Local Enterprise Partnerships and mayoral combined authorities to move to... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...