Local Enterprise Partnerships

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 25th March 2015.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of regional growth fund monies allocated to local enterprise partnerships have been drawn down in each bidding and in each region since those funds were established.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Universities and Science), Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Holding answer received on 03 March 2015

90% of the funds allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships from the Regional Growth Fund will have been drawn by 31 March 2015. A further 10% is expected to be drawn down in the next financial year.

% drawn down

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Exceptional

East Midlands

100

88

East of England

100

62

Nationwide

86

North East

83

88

North West

100

100

85

South East

100

83

100

25

South West

100

64

West Midlands

100

91

80

Yorkshire and The Humber

96

100

Local Enterprise Partnerships were only eligible to apply to the Regional Growth Fund in Rounds 1 to 4. Since then, Local Enterprise Partnerships have been able to apply for funding through the Local Growth Fund.

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