Local Enterprise Partnership – Procedures

The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Sheffield City Region. The LEP has a key advisory role and works closely with the Mayoral Combined Authority to make strategic, policy and financial decisions.

The LEP Assurance Framework

Our Assurance Framework explains what activities and decisions the LEP, Mayor, Combined Authority and Thematic Boards are responsible for and outlines how we appraise, assess and approve projects and programmes for investment.

The Assurance Framework will be updated during 2020 to include the procedures that will be put in place for the next phase of the devolution process.

LEP Terms of Reference

Our LEP Terms of Reference outline the role and aims of the LEP Board and the duties of LEP Board members.

LEP Board Recruitment Process

All appointments for private sector LEP Board membership are made through an open, transparent, competitive and non-discriminatory process.

Equality and Diversity Policy

We value the diversity of our communities in the Sheffield City Region and recognise this as a huge asset. To find out more about our approach view our LEP Diversity Policy.

Code of Conduct

All LEP Board members proactively sign-up to the SCR LEP Code of Conduct when they are appointed to the Board, as a condition of their appointment.  Our Code of Conduct explicitly requires LEP Board members to conform with the Seven Principles of Public Life (Nolan principles) – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

SCR staff are required to sign the employee’s Code of Conduct as a condition of their employment.  By signing the Code of Conduct, SCR staff agree to carry out their duties in accordance with the Nolan principles.

Expenses Policy

LEP Board members are entitled to claim back travel and subsistence costs incurred whilst undertaking duties and responsibilities on behalf of the Sheffield City Region. Full details are available in the LEP Expenses Policy.

In line with our LEP Expenses Policy we publish quarterly reports on expenses claimed by members.  You can view the Quarterly Expenses Reports here.

Register of Members’ Interests

In line with our LEP Declaration of Interest Policy we publish details of our members interests. You can view the Register of Interests for each Board Member on their profile here.

In addition, members are asked to declare any interest in specific agenda items at the start of each Board meeting. You can search Declarations at meetings here.

Gifts and Hospitality

LEP Board members must notify the Sheffield City Region’s Chief Executive in writing of all offers of hospitality and gifts. Further detail is available in the LEP Gifts and Hospitality Policy.

In line with our LEP Gifts and Hospitality Policy we publish gifts and hospitality received with a value of more than £50 on individual’s profiles.

Before April 2020 we published quarterly reports of gifts and hospitality received with a value of more than £50. To view these click here.

Whistleblowing Policy

Our LEP Whistleblowing Policy provides useful information on how to raise a concern, how the concern will be handled and how concerns will be dealt with sensitively and in confidence.

Confidential Complaints Procedure

To find out more about how to make a complaint and how we deal with any complaints received view our Confidential Complaints Policy.

LEP Policy Handbook

To view the whole Local Enterprise Partnership Policy Handbook click here.

LEP Delivery Plan

As part of the annual budget setting process, at the start of each financial year the LEP identifies projects and initiatives that will be delivered during the year.  We publish this information in a LEP Delivery Plan alongside information on the LEP’s strategic priorities for investment.  You can view the LEP Delivery Plan 2020-21 here.


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