The economic information work of the Unit is guided by the
Cheshire and Warrington Economic Information Partnership (CWEIP),
consisting of representatives from public agencies across Cheshire
and the region. The work can be categorised into Unemployment,
Employment, Economic Activity:
Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership
The Cheshire & Warrington Local
Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is one of 39 such partnerships in
England which have been approved by the Coalition Government since
2010. According to the Local Growth White Paper (November 2010),
provide the clear vision and leadership to drive sustainable
private sector-led growth and job creation.’ The Cheshire &
currently consists of a Board of 13 members - predominantly drawn
from the private sector, together with representatives from the
public sector and academia – and a small support team. The
together with local authorities, businesses, further or higher
education institutions, voluntary organisations and other
economic development partners to help develop and communicate an
economic growth strategy for Cheshire & Warrington, influence
government and other decision-makers, and leverage in finance and
Unemployment information is monitored on a monthly basis.
Information is obtained at Unitary, former county, Travel to Work
Area and former district level. At quarterly intervals data is
obtained about unemployment by age, sex, duration and local area.
This is analysed to produce trend and local area statistics.
The data is obtained from a variety of sources including
(National Online Manpower Information System) and
Unemployment and Vacancy Online System). Additional sources, such
as the Labour Force Survey, are also used. An extensive database is
held which enables comparisons to be made at regional, national and
European Union level. Monthly unemployment figures
are release on DORIC
and via @CECresearch on Twitter.
Employment trends in terms of numbers and types, together with
location are analysed on an annual basis. Employment information is
obtained from a variety of sources. The main source is the Annual
Business Inquiry. Additional sources such as the Census of
Agriculture are also used. Forecasts of employment by Industry and
Occupation are also produced for internal
Analysis of trends in economic activity are undertaken by using
a variety of information, such as the Annual Business Inquiry and
VAT registrations data. Additional work is undertaken in monitoring
earnings, household incomes, prices and spending patterns.
Forecasts by the Government, independent bodies and specialists
such as Cambridge Econometrics or the Institute of Employment
Research are used to inform views about local economic prospects.
Most of the sources of information are from Government statistics
which are obtained for the smallest area which is available.
Additional information is bought in from a range of sources.
The Unit's expertise is used to support many strategies and
reviews, especially at regional level or for bidding for funds and
to support a wide range of ad hoc requests.
Much of the output of the Unit is presented
through Cheshire East's Current Facts
and Figures, Information Points and Libraries.