The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is registered as a company limited by guarantee. Company No: 09223395

The governance for the LEP Company is set out in the Articles of Association, available on this page. Our Board Directors' register of interest is available to view here, and individual declarations can be found on Board Director Biography pages. All Directors have a statutory duty to declare their interests and sign the Code of Conduct.

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP recognises the importance of having clear arrangements in place for decision making. As one of the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships, we receive substantial public sector funding – both from the UK Government and the European Union.

To ensure transparency, fairness and good practice, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP is bound by the Assurance Framework. The Assurance Framework sets out how the LEP will continue the process of ensuring value for money, prioritisation, appraisal, business case development and risk management for its Growth Deal and other funding programmes.

It identifies the roles of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and its boards, the Accountable Body (Lincolnshire County Council) and the promoters of projects. It also sets out the process to be followed in selecting priorities for further Growth Deals or other funding programmes.

The LEP Company therefore submits dormant accounts to Companies House but for the purposes of transparency, LEP funding and financial information for the last year is made publicly available on this page.

Each year the Accountable Body confirms that the Greater Lincolnshire LEP's Assurance Framework complies with the guidance supplied by the Government’s Cities and Local Growth Unit and is available on this page.

The LEP Ltd Company is registered with Companies House and complies with all statutory requirements.

Click here to view our financial information

Click here to view our policies

Click here to view the LEP Directors Board

Click here to view all statutory and strategic LEP Boards

Click here to view the AGM

Click here to contact us. To find the process for complaints or concerns regarding the policies, activities, or services provision of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP or the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub please see the drop down list on the Home Page in the top corner.

Transparency

  • Media - The Greater Lincolnshire LEP publicly distributes regular newsletters, press releases, social media updates, website updates and other information on its activities, and to publicise funding opportunities. To see the most recent news items click here and to register to receive our newsletter here
  • Events - Regular free public events are held, including the LEP Annual Conference, to update businesses and organisations on Greater Lincolnshire's activities. These are advertised on our homepage and in the What's New sections
  • Vacancies - all current vacancies are advertised on the homepage and What's New sections and tenders within the Greater Lincolnshire LEP are advertised on the homepage and ProContract

Engagement with Local Authority representatives

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP Directors' Board includes the political leaders of the LEP area’s three upper tier authorities (Lincolnshire County, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire) plus two representatives from the Lincolnshire Districts. All these LA representatives inform and shape activities and strategies. In addition, senior officers meet regularly with LA Leaders and elected representatives across the LEP's area, to ensure it is addressing areas of importance to local authorities.

Scrutiny

Greater Lincolnshire LEP is committed to transparency and good review practices in the way it conducts its activities. The Lincolnshire Economy Scrutiny panel undertake this role and papers can be found here.

Independent financial auditing

The LEP Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for the annual independent audit covering financial and governance activity. A separate audit review of the processes and procedures for the Local Growth Fund is also undertaken annually by the LEP's accountable body (Lincolnshire County Council) as part of local government financial procedures.

Auditors reports on the Greater Lincolnshire LEP can be viewed here.

Project appraisal, prioritisation and development

Regular updates on LEP pipeline and ongoing projects can be found in the papers of the main LEP Board, Investment Board and Business Lincolnshire Governance Boards and board papers are also accessible directly from the homepage. Project information is also made publicly available via regular press releases, news articles , website and social media posts; within publications such as the Annual Review, and free business engagement events including the LEP Annual Conference. In assessing proposals, projects and bids submitted to it by external partners for consideration and funding the LEP abides by HM Treasury guidance for public sector bodies; as set out in the Department's ‘Green Book', a copy of which can be found online here. For a detailed description of the LEP's project process, see the Assurance Framework.

Assurance Framework

The purpose of our Assurance Framework is to ensure that the Greater Lincolnshire LEP has in place the necessary systems and processes to manage delegated funding from central government budgets effectively. The focus of this document remains on implementing practices and standards which are necessary to provide government and local partners with assurance that funding decisions are strategic, transparent, and deliver value for money. It sets out our rules on governing, explains our decision making processes, provides a clear overview of our approach to project/programme appraisal, and aligns with the National Assurance Framework.

Confidential Complaints

If you are either unable to raise a complaint with the LEP or you are dissatisfied with the action taken you can report it direct to the Cities and Local Growth Unit in the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy or by writing to LEP Policy Deputy Director, Cities and Local Growth Unit, Fry Block, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF. You should clearly mark your email or letter as "Official – complaints".

You can read our complaints policy here.

Equality and Diversity

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP's Equality and Diversity Policy can be downloaded on the policy page . It is a guiding principle of the LEP that all communities in its area should benefit from its activities to promote and increase economic growth. These efforts are evidenced by actions such as Greater Lincolnshire’s funding allocation, of projects which act to reduce economic and social exclusion in some of the LEP area’s least well off communities, and which seek to improve career and training opportunities for groups with greater barriers to employment (people with disabilities, older people, women returning to work, young people).