Preliminary guidance for LEPs on structural and investment funds

The Department for Business Skills and Innovation has prepared preliminary guidance for LEPs, which have been shared with local authorities, universities and the VCS.

Following the Government's response to the Lord Heseltine report the approach to delivering the EU Structural and Investment (SI) Funds in England for 2014-2020 was set out. LEPs have been asked to lead on the development of an EU SI Funds investment strategy for their area. 

The preliminary guidance is attached below along with a letter from Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise; Mark Hoban MP, Minister of State for Employment; Baroness Hanham CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government; David Heath MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food; and Richard Benyon MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs.