Government want to be confident that there are strong underpinning local authority partnership arrangements in place to facilitate joint decision making and collaboration on growth and economic development between all local authorities in each LEP area. It’s important that local authorities across the LEP area support growth priorities and actively play a part in ensuring their delivery – by aligning strategic plans, through use of their powers and competencies and through pooling and aligning of local resources and efforts.
In order to provide for this, the Solent Growth Forum (SGF) has been established under a Joint Agreement and it seeks to develop an arrangement which enables collective engagement of local authority leaders in decision-making on growth priorities, with the LEP represented, supported by strong collaboration and joint delivery at executive level.
In order to ensure good governance, all SGF members are required to adhere to the Solent LEPs policies in relation to financial and other interests and events, gifts and hospitality. Further information on the LEPs Register of Financial and Other Interests and Register of Events Attended, Hospitality and Gifts can be found here.