Dorset LEP’s Chair re-states support for local government reform

Published on Thursday 14 December, 2017 by Charlotte Knight

The new Chair of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, Jim Stewart, has re-stated Dorset LEP’s support for local government reform for Dorset:

“Two unitary authorities for Dorset makes absolute business sense for our local economy.  We firmly endorse the Future Dorset proposal.

“We understand the financial pressures on local authorities and recognise that the restructure will bring compelling financial and administrative efficiencies.

“Local reform presents challenges but will create greater opportunities for Dorset.  Public service delivery, focusing on the urban and rural requirements of our county, will be transformed.  Two leaner, stronger councils will be more influential on the national stage and be better equipped to secure funding for Dorset from central government.  Businesses, jobs, housing and inward investment will all benefit from the change. Dorset LEP looks forward to engaging with the two unitary authorities for the greater economic prosperity of Dorset.”  

Further information about the proposals for local government reform in Dorset is available on the  Future Dorset website. 


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