LEP Board to meet this week

Members of the LEP Board will meet tomorrow, Wednesday 29 June, alongside political and business leaders from across Leeds City Region following the country’s vote to leave the EU.

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the LEP and Cllr Peter Box, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority said: “We believe it is important to bring together our key decision makers in light of the country’s vote to leave the EU and assess any potential implications on the delivery of our programmes.

“We trust that the UK government will make every effort to ensure that regions, like Leeds City Region, that receive significant levels of European funding will not lose vital investment for jobs, skills, business growth and regeneration and continue to support the ambition of the Northern Powerhouse. We also need to ensure that locally, the public and private sectors unite behind a shared interest and vision for growing the regional economy.

“Once we have calibrated the impact on the city region economy and our current pipeline of projects, we will work with partners to put in place measures to maximise the opportunities this outcome presents and address any challenges that lie ahead.”