Many economic policies work best when implemented at a spatial scale that matches cities’ economic footprints - which is where Combined Authorities come in.

By Rachel Smith

A Combined Authority can be set up when two or more contiguous local authorities, covering an area’s natural economic footprint, want to collaborate more closely to support economic development.  Unlike Local Enterprise Partnerships, a Combined Authority must be a legal body and a local authority may only be part of one Combined Authority. This briefing looks at them in more detail. 
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