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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

Humber area continues to have one of the best standards of careers education in the country

September 20, 2019

The Humber area has once again been acknowledged as having one of the best standards of careers education in the country, a report published today (Friday, September 20) has shown.

The State of the Nation report by the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) is an assessment of how schools and colleges are performing against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which measure the quality of careers education and guidance.

Across the last 12 months, the Humber’s score has risen from an average of 3

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Lord Haskins to step down from Humber Local Enterprise Partnership after eight years

September 13, 2019

Lord Chris Haskins has announced he is set to step down as Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) after eight years in the role.

A dedicated supporter of the Humber, Lord Haskins has used this role to widely promote the region’s interests and has ensured the views of Humber businesses are always represented in Government.

Lord Haskins, who has led the LEP since December 2011, made the announcement at today’s LEP Board meeting (Friday, September 13) where discussion focussed on

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ESF Community Grants now available through the Humber Learning Consortium

September 11, 2019

Humber Learning Consortium have successfully been awarded the ESF Community Grants Programme 5 2019-2021 and are pleased to announce the launch of the second round of funding available.

ESF Community Grants  are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities.

Grants of between £5,000 and up to £20,000 are

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Latest statistics

Alternative Claimant Count (Feb 2019) 23,786 (down )

Employee Jobs (Jan – Dec 2018) 372,800 (up )

Businesses (2018) 29,970 (down )

Labour Market Profile – Humber

Alternative Claimant Count – Humber