Launch of "More Jobs, better Jobs" partnership


The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) have partnered together to create the ‘More jobs, better jobs’ initiative.

Launched today, 7 February, the partnership between Leeds City Council, Leeds City Region LEP and the JRF highlights the need for an economic recovery that ensures everyone benefits from economic growth.

Alongside new reports on cities, growth, poverty and how employment and skills policy can be mobilised to tackle poverty, the initiative brings together local employers, authorities and politicians to plan and deliver new policy initiatives so that growth is felt by everyone in the region. The partnership aims to influence the national agenda on skills and create more and better jobs in the future.

Speaking at the event, Chair of the LEP, Roger Marsh commented:

“The LEP’s objective is not simply focused on economic output, but also encompasses good growth that creates jobs and quality of life for everyone.

“This partnership is important as it will deliver vital information that will enable the LEP to address the key challenges in the skills and labour market in the future.”

Alongside LEP Chair Roger Marsh, the audience were addressed by Cllr Lucinda Yeadon and Professor Mike Campbell OBE from the Joseph Rountree Foundation Cities Programme.