EXCLUSIVE: Growth boards plan for non-mayor areas

By Chris Mahony | 20 February 2020

County councils have suggested ministers should establish growth boards to coordinate economic development in areas that do not have elected mayors or combined authorities.

The establishment of growth boards is likely to be a key recommendation in a County Councils’ Network-commissioned report by consultancy Grant Thornton on the role of county and unitary authorities in place-based growth.

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