Governance, funding and transparency

We are committed to the highest standards of openness and public accountability and have taken steps to ensure all of our decision-making and spending is as transparent as possible.

Some of the below information relates to the activities of the former Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which has been integrated into the West Yorkshire Combined Authority as the West Yorkshire Business Board and is presented for historical and accountability purposes.

Openness and public accountability

We are committed to the highest standards of openness and public accountability and have taken steps to ensure all of our decision-making and spending is as transparent as possible. You can find more information on our scrutiny arrangements here.

On this page, you’ll find more information on our governance, how we're funded, where we spend it and the policies and procedures by which we take decisions.

We welcome your feedback on ways we can be even more open and transparent. If you would like to see something that isn’t here or if you have an idea about ways we can be more transparent, please get in touch.

  1. Our board

    The West Yorkshire Business Board brings together private sector and community leaders under the Business Advisor. It ensures that local businesses are fundamental partners in decision-making and delivery at the Combined Authority.

    Read more about Our board
  2. Minutes and papers

    Minutes are taken at all of our formal committee meetings and are published to ensure that the business we conduct and the decisions we make are open and accessible to all.

    Read more about Minutes and papers
  3. Thematic Committees

    These are decision making committees of the Combined Authority, which bring together elected members of our partner local authorities with private sector experts and leaders from business, to drive progress across our strategic priorities.

    Read more about Thematic Committees
  4. Accountable body: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

    The Combined Authority is the accountable body for the LEP and is responsible for carrying out the finance functions of the LEP and has oversight of it’s financial and governance, transparency and accountability arrangements.

    Read more about Accountable body: West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  5. Grants for business

    We help businesses in the region to develop and grow by providing support and investment. On this page you can see the businesses that we’ve supported through these programmes.

    Read more about Grants for business
  6. European funding

    The Leeds City Region has been notionally allocated £338 million of funding from the European Union to support business growth and create jobs for people in the region over the next seven to ten years.

    Read more about European funding
  7. Transparency and Freedom of Information

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority are committed to open government, transparency and the proactive release of the information it holds under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

    Read more about Transparency and Freedom of Information
  8. What we spend and how we spend it

    This section covers financial information relating to project and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts. You can request print copies of any of the publications below.

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