Review "Following a national review, government has issued a directive that all LEPs
must have a legal personality."
"Using their unique insight and expertise to co-develop Local Industrial Strategies, LEPs
are boosting economic growth, securing jobs and delivering prosperity - making sure that no community is left behind."
The energy sector is a real North East success story and the North East LEP
has just appointed Andrew Clark to lead work in this sector to help maximise its potential.
And they said the Government appeared to have no mechanism in place for dealing with LEPs
said the move was aimed at driving engagement and inspiring the region's burgeoning 18 to 30-year-old population.
have not done what we have in terms of delivery.
The 39 LEPs
in England, all led by business, are working with local partners on devolution deals aimed at accelerating economic growth and creating new jobs.
But Ms Goodman says the public has a right to know more about how their work or regional leaders run the risk of allowing LEPs
to do "what they feel like."
"Once that is established, they would also like to see both the integrated transport authority and the LEPs
covering the same area.
The survey of English county council leaders found that, while LEPs
helped deliver major infrastructure projects, there were concerns over the way decisions were made and how they groups were resourced.
Government must take some blame, as the purpose of LEPs
remains somewhat ill-defined, given that the distribution process for grants from Lord Heseltine's growth fund seem to have by-passed them entirely.