B53: From Pilot to Phase 2: The ‘new’ Local Area Agreements

10th October 2007.

The Local Area Agreement agenda is now entering a new era. The Government’s commitment and ante with regard to Local Area Agreements has been raised in the last couple of weeks with the publication of a new policy publication around the negotiation of ‘new’ Local Area Agreements . The purpose of this bulletin therefore is to look at the ‘Negotiating New Local Area Agreements’ policy paper in more detail and to supplement this new information with findings of our research and that of others as to the effectiveness of the Local Area Agreement process to date.