Be bold on devolution

By Andrew Carter | 06 September 2021
  • Andrew Carter

Some within Government have been surprised by the number of councils that have written to communities secretary Robert Jenrick expressing an interest in a county deal. The appetite for devolution is more widespread than they assumed.

Many registered their interest after receiving assurances that local government reorganisation was not a prerequisite for extra cash or more powers. If true, this would be a mistake.

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