Burnham attacks Whitehall bidding culture

By Michael Burton | 21 June 2022

Central Government wastes more money than local government because of the bidding culture, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has claimed.

In a debate hosted by the Institute for Government think-tank, the mayor said: ‘We’ve got to break the bidding culture without which devolution can’t move onto the next phase.

'It’s wrong on every level.

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