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Heart of the South West Productivity Plan launched to link with national Industrial Strategy

Last week Government launched its consultation ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’ which aims to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country. This aligns with the Heart of the South West’s joint LEP and local authority-led Devolution Partnership’s Productivity Plan which launched this week, aiming to ensure that […]


Devon urban authorities confirm their commitment to regional working

Council leaders in Exeter and Plymouth have written to colleagues across the region to assure them of their ongoing commitment to joint working to improve skills, productivity and infrastructure in the Heart of the South West. A meeting of the Heart of the South West Leaders’ and Chief Executives’ group on Friday heard that Plymouth […]


Plymouth, Devon and Somerset bid for more powers to boost prosperity

Council chiefs and business leaders say they want a ‘devolution revolution’ to boost prosperity in Devon and Somerset. They have agreed to submit a prospectus to Government that would result in higher productivity and better-paid jobs, improved road, rail and broadband links and more homes for the region’s growing population. There would be radical reforms […]


United call for more devolved power from Westminster

Plymouth has joined forces with councils in Devon and Somerset to outline a case for more devolved powers from Westminster. Council leader Tudor Evans has signed a ‘Statement of Intent’ which is being submitted to the Government today (Friday) on behalf of public sector organisations across the Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership […]