Fit for Purpose
All posts from: October 2010
The government’s much awaited local economic growth white paper is finally out. There is alot in it, although compared to the previous government’s subnational review (remember that?) it is rather slim at just 50 pages. But if you don’t have time to wade through it chief reporter Allister Hayman has provided a digested read.
Worth just £1.4bn over three years, the Regional Growth Fund is a pittance compared to the budgets of the regional development agencies and other targeted regeneration funds of the past. But as the only central funding likely to be available for renewal over the next three years it has taken on great importance. Here chief reporter Allister Hayman profiles the 12-member panel that will advise ministers on the bids.
Here’s a full list of the Local Enterprise Partnerships given the greenlight by ministers this morning.
Amid the angst and hullabaloo of last week’s spending review, the quietly effective business minister Mark Prisk appeared before MPs on the business select committee to answer questions about the coalition’s plans for the future of economic development. It was a revealing session, writes chief reporter Allister Hayman.
Ministers have earmarked 22 of the 56 bids to form new Local Enterprise Partnerships as ready for the green light. Chief reporter Allister Hayman provides a guide to the bids that have found favour.