Local Enterprise Partnership Chairs visit Number 10 Downing Street

Posted on 24 July 2013 · Posted in News

Leaders of Local Enterprise Partnerships attended a reception at Number 10 Downing Street on Tuesday 23 July where they were received by the Prime Minister David Cameron and Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles.

The Prime Minister praised the work local leaders are doing to transform local economies and encouraged them to go further to deliver long lasting growth. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said Local Enterprise Partnerships are driving growth across the country with energy and imagination, and that’s why the Government made sure that the Spending Round put more fuel in their tanks with the £2 billion a year Local Growth Fund that will support new businesses and jobs, create thriving communities and make Britain a great place to do business.

The meeting coincided with the publication of Government guidance for Local Enterprise Partnerships on how to access the Local Growth Fund through Growth Deal negotiations.