Local councils fail to support business growth

A report by the Business Census 2017 showed that most businesses feel local council support is getting worse, with 7 out of 10 of businesses feeling let down. The areas that were most unhappy were the East of England and Northern Ireland, whereas London and Scotland were most content with support. Philip Salter, founder of The Entrepreneurs Network, advised that although “this isn’t the time to shake things up, it should be a prod to government at every level that many Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Growth Hubs aren’t yet firing on all cylinders.” To boost support from local councils, we should put more money into LEPs and increase Metro Mayors.

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