Conservative Party Conference Roundtable: Local economic growth – what works?

With the squeeze on public finances set to continue well into the next parliament, the next government will need to implement policies that are proven to deliver growth and provide value for money. This roundtable during Conservative Party Conference will ask just how much policy makers look into ‘what works’ when making decisions around local economic growth. How can LEPs and local business be supported through more evidence-gathering, and how can they support policy makers in ensuring outcomes from policy decisions, such as those in business support and workforce training, can be better evaluated?

We are delighted to be joined by Tracy Westall, UK Public Sector Director, SCC & member of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP board along with Henry Overman, Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. The event will be chaired by Andrew Carter, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Cities.

This event is by invitation only, but if you would like to attend please email Simon Jeffrey on for more information.

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