The APPG on Local Economic Growth builds on the work of the APPG on Local Growth, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Enterprise Zones. This group ran from 2011-2015 and became recognised as a credible, cross-party contributor to the national debate, producing several successful inquiries and reports and providing a platform for a variety of high-profile, constructive and challenging meetings and events with Ministers and senior figures.
The refreshed APPG on Local Economic Growth has three main objectives:
- To engage Parliamentarians across parties in contributing to constructive debate and discussion on the decentralisation of economic powers, flexibilities and funding to English cities and regions
- To bring Parliamentarians together with those working on issues of local growth and devolution on the ground – such as local and combined authority Members and officers, LEP members and other business representatives, and relevant policy thinkers and interest groups – to support mutual understanding and relationship-building
- To carry out a limited amount of focused and targeted work, such as inquiries, reports and Ministerial events, to help shape and influence national discussion and policy on local growth and devolution and advocate an ambitious and rigorous approach from both localities and the centre
The APPG is overseen by a cross-party group of Parliamentarians acting as Officers of the group. The secretariat for the APPG is provided by Westminster City Council.
The APPG’s official entry in the Parliamentary Register of All Party Groups can be found here.