Our director Henry Overman will be speaking at a session on LEPs during the Institute for Economic Development's annual conference. Some of the questions Henry will consider include:
- What impact have LEPs had? What challenges do they face and how do they plan to overcome them?
- What is the role of LEPs in devolution?
- How are LEPs working in the new landscape of combined authorities and metro mayors with devolved powers?
- In light of Brexit, what will urban and regional policy look like in the future? What will be transition arrangements in place to deal with uncertainty, and what is the future of LEPs in this context?
For more details, go to the conference website.