Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was created in 2012 to bring together businesses and civic leaders to drive private-sector led growth and job creation.

Following a national review of the work of Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Combined Authority was required by Government to integrate the functions of the LEP into its own governance structure.

At its meeting on 28 April 2023, the Combined Authority approved plans to integrate the work of the LEP, into the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

A new Business and Enterprise Board will be created within the Combined Authority to take over the role of providing a voice for business in the Liverpool City Region.

Find out more about Liverpool City Region Combined Authority here

Local Growth Fund

The Local Growth Fund is the Government’s funding pot of at least £2bn a year from 2015/16 to 2020/21. Most of the funding is allocated through a competitive process.

By 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders.

To date the Liverpool City Region has secured £336m of Growth Deal funding from Government. Find out more about the Local Growth Fund here.

Business Support

Growth Platform was established jointly by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Combined Authority to help strengthen, simplify and coordinate the business landscape for the City Region. 

Find out more about how Growth Platform can support your business here.