English Devolution Bill calls dismissed

By Dan Peters | 03 June 2019

The Government has dismissed calls for an English Devolution Bill in the first Queen’s Speech after the UK has left the EU.

Council leaders had made the call but a response from Whitehall said it considered that the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 was ‘effective enabling legislation for devolving significant powers in England’.

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