Governance, funding and transparency

We are committed to the highest standards of openness and public accountability and have taken steps to ensure all of our decision-making and spending is as transparent as possible.

We are committed to the highest standards of openness and public accountability and have taken steps to ensure all of our decision-making and spending is as transparent as possible. You can find more information on the LEP scrutiny arrangements.

On this page, you’ll find more information on our governance, how we're funded, where we spend it and the policies and procedures by which we take decisions

We welcome your feedback on ways we can be even more open and transparent. If you would like to see something that isn’t here or if you have an idea about ways we can be more transparent, please get in touch.

  1. Our board

    The LEP board brings together business and council leaders to oversee and make strategic decisions related to our Strategic Economic Plan

    Read more about Our board
  2. Advisory panels and groups

    These panels and groups bring together private sector experts and leaders from business and the public sector to advise our LEP Board and drive progress forward across our key areas of work

    Read more about Advisory panels and groups
  3. Accountable body: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

    The Combined Authority is the accountable body for the LEP and is responsible for carrying out the finance functions of the LEP and has oversight of it’s financial and governance, transparency and accountability arrangements.

    Read more about Accountable body: West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  4. Growth deal funded projects

    We work in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined authority to fund and support projects around the region, primarily via the £1 billion LEP Growth Deal – the largest such settlement of any local enterprise partnership area in the country.

    Read more about Growth deal funded projects
  5. Grants for business

    Find out about the grants that are available to businesses through the LEP and see the businesses that we’ve supported through these programmes

    Read more about Grants for business
  6. European funding

    The Leeds City Region has been notionally allocated £338 million of funding from the European Union to support business growth and create jobs for people in the region over the next seven to ten years.

    Read more about European funding
  7. LEP Question Time

    Businesses and members of the public were invited to submit questions to the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) Board at the LEP Annual General Meeting on 6 June 2019.

    Read more about LEP Question Time
  8. Funding and spending

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s total income in 2019/20 is £398 million - find out where our revenue comes from and how we spend it to support the growth and prosperity of the region.

    Read more about Funding and spending
  9. Transparency and Freedom of Information

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the LEP are committed to open government, transparency and the proactive release of the information it holds under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

    Read more about Transparency and Freedom of Information
  10. What we spend and how we spend it

    This section covers financial information relating to project and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts for the Combined Authority and LEP. You can request print copies of any of the publications below.

    Read more about What we spend and how we spend it