How the North East LEP is governed
We are governed by our Board which is comprised of business leaders, education providers, economic experts and local authorities. It is at the North East LEP Board meetings that all of our key decisions are made.
You can view meeting agendas and minutes along with a register of interests for our Board members here.
Up to 31 March 2020, the North East Combined Authority (NECA) provided the formal accountability and scrutiny arrangements for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership. Minutes from the NECA Scrutiny and Audit Committee meetings attended by the North East LEP can be accessed here. Financial accounts for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership up to the 2019/20 financial year are also available on the North East Combined Authority’s website.
From 01 April 2020, the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) will provide the formal accountability and scrutiny arrangements for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership. Minutes from the NTCA Overview and Scrutiny Committee meetings including those attended by the North East LEP can be accessed here. Financial accounts for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership covering the 2020/21 financial year, and onwards, will be available to view here.
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We have secured resources for the North East in different ways. We oversaw the development of successful regional programme proposals to the UK Government to secure three rounds of Regional Growth Fund and Local Growth Fund investment. We prepared the strategy for European Strategic and Investment Funds and have used our resources to develop projects which lever significant additional resources for the North East.
With partners, we have prepared successful proposals for the 21 Enterprise Zone sites which have secured government tax benefits for investor business and will deliver a rolling investment fund over time. We have also secured resources from other sources for specific projects aiming to take forward aspects of the SEP, for example the Gatsby Foundation have resourced the regional project to improve careers advice and support and Horizon 2020 funding was secured to develop our engagement with European innovation platforms.
All minutes and agendas from board meetings are available here.