Decision details

SELEP - Revised Governance Arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Legal and Democratic Services) proposing revisions to the governance arrangements of the SELEP in the light of the central government requirement for Local Enterprise Partnerships to set up a company.




1.  That the Council will become a member of South East LEP Limited with Articles of Association as set out at Appendix 1 to the submitted report.


2.  That the framework agreement be signed in the form at Appendix 2 to the report.


3.  That the Leader will be the Council’s initial member of the Board with the Deputy Leader as alternate director.


4.  That the Leader will be the Council’s initial member of the Accountability Board with the Deputy Leader as principal substitute.


Reasons for Decision


All Local Enterprise Partnerships are now required by central government to set up a company.


Other Options


To have the new company employing the secretariat and receiving and distributing the funding – but this would involve a lot of legal and financial structures and the consensus is that the costs and bureaucracy involved in this outweighs the benefits. 


Note: This is a Council Function

Referred direct to Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert

Report author: John Williams

Publication date: 05/02/2020

Date of decision: 16/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet

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