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The Humber is experiencing an economic, social, cultural and infrastructural renaissance and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is at the forefront driving growth and prosperity.

We are a partnership of business, education and the four Humber local authorities working together to promote and develop the area surrounding the Humber Estuary and provide strategic economic leadership to create jobs and deliver growth.

Our priorities

Meeting our 2020 Skills ambition requires the creation of a vibrant environment that inspires young people and adults to maximise their own potential, recognising current and future career opportunities, supported by excellent labour market intelligence and by appropriate careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

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Good infrastructure underpins our strategy for local businesses to thrive and to attract new investment into the region. We are working to overcome potential barriers to growth and collaborating to deliver major projects, from building flood defences to road and rail links.

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The Humber is a great place to start or grow a business. We are working to ensure that business can access the support and finance they need to grow, create jobs and take advantage of new investment opportunities.

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Recent news

Additional £19.5m of EU Funding Available

October 9, 2018

A further £13.98m of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) is now available for organisations to access from the Humber’s ESIF Programme. The additional funding includes a further £11m of investment resulting from the revaluation of the foreign exchange rate used to convert the Humber’s ESIF allocation from Euros.

A further £5.5m is also being made available in the East Riding Transition area by York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, taking the total investment available in the Humber

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Humber LEP Yorkshire Post Column – Careers Hub takes shape as partners meet for the first time

October 1, 2018

The Humber LEP continues to work in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC), to support residents throughout the Humber in gaining access to the high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance to impact positively on career choices.

The Humber has recently gained the opportunity to pilot one of twenty national CEC  ‘Career Hubs’ that will further drive collaboration between the twenty-six education providers who are part of the Hub.

This builds on the Humber LEPs strategic priority to ensure

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LEP Review: Geography response

October 1, 2018

The Government’s review of LEPs, published in July, set out several proposals for strengthening LEPs in preparation for leading local industrial strategy and future funding post-Brexit.

As part of this, Government has decided that LEP “overlaps” will end.  In the Humber, East Riding of Yorkshire is also covered by the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP; and North & North East Lincolnshire are also covered by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

LEPs were required to submit proposals for their future geographies to

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Latest statistics

Claimant count (August 2018) 16,375 (down )

Employee jobs (2017) 381000 (down )

Businesses (2017) 30505 (up )

Labour Market Profile – Humber