Redesigning Regions

11 December 2007, Hilton Leeds City, Leeds

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The Government’s vision for regional governance is set out in the Sub-National Review, but how will it affect you? It promises to deliver significant changes to the way that local authorities and their partners interact with regional bodies such as Regional Development Agencies. How should your partnerships prepare? This conference will set out how this new arrangement will work in practice and the benefits that can be delivered to your community.

Hosted by the Local Government Chronicle and New Local Government Network, this conference will offer a definitive guide to changes in regional development and governance. High-level representatives from central, regional and local Government will be on hand to share insights and best practice. Essential policy discussions include:


  • How has the Sub-National Review and related policy changed the development potential of your partnerships?

  • Aligning and integrating the layers of regional governance: How should your LSPs, LAAs, MAAs and RDA fit together

  • Tailored advice for challenges specific to unitary and two-tier areas

  • Anticipating the changes CAA will bring in the assessment of your partnership’s performance

  • Understanding how new Regional Ministers and Regional Select Committees affect the scrutiny of your area

  • Best practice for ensuring your regional financial strategy is balanced between greatest need and high growth priorities

This is a crucial time for the success of your regional development strategy: the vision is in place, the freedoms are there and best practice examples are emerging. Learn how your organisation can make full use of this chance for real regional autonomy while delivering tangible financial results.

  • Deliver sustainable prosperity for your region following the Treasury Sub-National Review

  • Achieve better results through working with your regional partners

  • Plan for the changes CSR and the new role for RDAs will bring

For further information please visit http://www.lgcandnlgn-regions.co.uk or contact lgcandnlgnconferences@emap.com or phone 0845 156 8341.