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Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI)The Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI) was announced in Budget 2005. LEGI will provide flexible, devolved investment in some of our most deprived areas – determined by the neighbourhood renewal fund areas – to support locally developed and owned proposals that pursue new or proven ways of stimulating economic activity and productivity through enterprise development.
Local CompactWritten agreements, mainly between the public and voluntary sectors (occasionally including the private sector), that set a framework for partnership working, drawing their authority from the commitment of their signatories. Local compacts cover such things as funding for voluntary groups, consultation about policy, involving community groups, volunteering, and transparency, setting out core principles and values shared by the local partners, and their basic standards of conduct.
Local Authority Business Growth Initiative (LAGBI)A Government scheme which brings together two key areas of Government policy: economic growth and increased autonomy at local level aiming to provide an incentive for local authorities to promote business growth in their areas, redress the mismatch between the costs and benefits of economic development, increase the level of local authority finances raised at the local level, increase the autonomy of successful, high-performing local authorities to set their own spending priorities.
Local Area Agreements (LAAs)Agreements made between Central and local government in a local area, their aim being to achieve local solutions that meet local needs, while also contributing to national priorities and the achievement of standards set by central government.
Local Agenda 21 (LA21)A program that provides a framework for implementing sustainable development at the local level. LA21 aims to build upon existing local government strategies and resources (such as Corporate plans, vegetation management plans, and transport strategies) to better integrate environmental, economic and social goals. LA21 was first described in Agenda 21 - the global blueprint for sustainability that was agreed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 (the Rio Earth Summit). Chapter 28 of Agenda 21 identifies local authorities as the sphere of governance closest to the people, and calls upon all local authorities to consult with their communities and develop and implement a local plan for sustainability - a 'Local Agenda 21'.
LiveabilityDefined by the Government’s Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) in policy terms as 'cleaner, safer and greener' public spaces and the quality of the built environment.
Lifelong LearningThe continuous development of skills and knowledge to enhance quality of life and employment prospects.
Learning and Skills Council (LSC)Responsible for planning and funding high-quality vocational education and training for everyone. Our vision is that by 2010, young people and adults in England have the knowledge and skills matching the best in the world and are part of a fiercely competitive workforce.
Learning and Skills CouncilThe Government agency responsible for making England better skilled and more competitive, with a single goal: to improve the skills of England's young people and adults to make sure the country has a workforce that is of world-class standards. It is responsible for planning and funding high-quality vocational education and training for everyone.
Job Centre Plus (JCP)The Government’s Employment Agency, within the Department for Work and Pensions, which delivers its services in local areas across the country.