Reports and commentary

Commentary reports and responses by the North East LEP

North East reports and commentary

At the North East LEP, we often publish reports or responses to consultations which you can find and download below.

Our Economy report

Our Economy is our annual update on how the North East economy is performing and giving an update on progress against the SEP targets.

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Leaving the European Union

A review of evidence about opportunities, challenges and risks to the North East economy and its key sectors with recommendations for action

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Our Response to APPG on Post-Brexit Funding for Nations, Regions and Local Areas

A joint response from the North East Brexit Group to the APPG on Post Brexit Funding.

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North East Brexit Group

Response to Migration Advisory Committee Call for Evidence

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Where can I find out more about the targets in the Strategic Economic Plan and how we are performing against them?

You can find information on all of our targets here. The North East LEP is constantly reviewing progress against the targets as new data emerges and publishing regular updates on the news section of this website.

How was the SEP developed?

The first version of the Strategic Economic Plan was published in April 2014. It followed on from the North East Independent Economic Review and set out a high level vision for the economy and included investment programmes for Local Growth Fund and European funds which were available at that time.

The SEP was refreshed during 2016 and launched in March 2017 following an extensive consultation involving businesses and economic partners. The refresh process enabled the region to reflect on new economic data following the end of the recession and the changing economic policy environment including the decision to leave the European Union.