LEPs will play a key role in the Coalition government's ambition to rebalance the economy. This short paper outlines four tests that the proposals for Local Enterprise Partnerships should be assessed against.
Furthermore, as RDAs are abolished, LEPs will become the most important vehicle for sub-national economic development. It is therefore essential that they are able to move forward economic development in lagging areas.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.