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Councillor Carter bids to replace enterprise quango

Tue 13 July 2010, 3:16 pm

Kent County Council leader councillor Paul Carter has issued a rallying call aimed at forming a local body to drive forward regeneration and enterprise initiatives. (Sourced from Kent News.)
The new organisation would replace the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), which is being abolished by the coalition government.

Last month, Chancellor George Osborne announced as part of his emergency Budget that all regional development agencies (RDAs) will be scrapped and replaced by local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).

Councillor Carter, who has long opposed SEEDA, has written to every district leader and chief executive in the county to ask them to help him form an LEP for Kent and Medway.

Other recipients of the letter include the Kent Economic Board, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Institute of Directors, the Homes and Communities Agency, and chambers of commerce.

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