New Paper – ‘The role of the private sector in subnational governance: Learning lessons from England’s local enterprise partnerships’
16 May 2022 (Local Economy journal) – Jack Newman and Nigel Gilbert
The Conversation Article – ‘Levelling up: four problems with Boris Johnson’s flagship project‘
4 February 2022 – Jack Newman, Nigel Driffield, Nigel Gilbert, Simon Collinson
LIPSIT Delivering Levelling-Up Report
This second major report from the LIPSIT project draws together a wide range of evidence collected during our two-year investigation. The report mobilises the project’s findings on regional institutions and regional economies in order to assess the potential for delivering ‘levelling up’ in the UK. It argues that if the UK government attempts to deliver levelling up without fixing the problems in subnational governance, it would be analogous to turning on the taps without fixing the pipes, and watching vast resources leak away in a highly inefficient system.
This LIPSIT Policy Briefing Note provides a high level summary of our research and recommendations to support the UK Government’s ambition to deliver ‘levelling up’.
The Conversation Article – ‘Five things we learned about levelling up from the Conservative party conference‘
6 October 2021 – Jack Newman, LIPSIT Research Fellow
The Conversation Article – ‘What actually is ‘levelling up’? What we know about Boris Johnson’s agenda – and what we don’t‘
23 July 2021 – Jack Newman, LIPSIT Research Fellow
The Conversation Article – ‘Levelling up: the quarrel over who gets funding is a sideshow to much bigger obstacles’
March 2021 – Nigel Gilbert, LIPSIT Principal Investigator and Nigel Driffield, LIPSIT Co-Investigator
LIPSIT Achieving Levelling-Up Report
The Achieving Levelling-Up report [published 18 November 2020] identifies a number of problems with the current system for managing local economic policy, and suggests a new framework in which levelling-up should be possible.
LIPSIT Regional Case Study Profiles
July 2020 – Dr Charlotte Hoole, LIPSIT Co-Investigator and Dr Ananya Mukherjee, LIPSIT Research Associate
As part of Stage 2 of the LIPSIT Project (secondary data analysis), profiles have been compiled for the following eight regions:
- Worcestershire LEP Profile
- Enterprise M3 LEP Profile
- Humber LEP Profile
- Cardiff Capital Region
- North East CA profile
- West Midlands CA
- Tees Valley CA
- Black Country LEP Profile
These regional profiles provide a detailed account of the regional context, devolved structure, performance targets and key data relating to innovation, business, infrastructure, people, place and the environment for each of our case study areas.
LIPSIT Policy Briefing: Prosperity, Inclusivity and Sustainability across UK Regions
April 2020 – Dr Charlotte Hoole and Prof. Simon Collinson, LIPSIT Co-Investigators
This policy briefing reports on a study to assess economic growth, inclusivity and sustainability across UK regions in terms of both current performance (in 2018) and change in performance (between 2013 and 2018).