RDA replacements will have responsibility for planning, housing, transport and infrastructure. Local authorities have until 6 September to draw up plans for partnering with businesses.

Communities secretary Eric Pickles and business secretary Vince Cable have today told local authorities to draw up plans for local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) to replace regional development agencies (RDAs).

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