LEPs don't have 'clout', argues Balls
18th June 2012
SHADOW Chancellor Ed Balls believes that local enterprise partnerships don't have the funding or the "clout" to support their regional economies.
Speaking to an audience of young professionals from the Leeds financial and legal community, the Morley MP criticised the Government's decision to axe regional development agencies such as Yorkshire Forward and replace them with the LEPs.
Mr Balls said that shutting down the nine English RDAs was a mistake as they provided support to key sectors of the regional economy incl......for the full story register now for free or login below...
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