Javid rejects DCLG capacity fears

By Michael Burton | 21 November 2017

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has rejected accusations that his Whitehall department is too stretched to handle devolution bids.

However, Mr Javid admitted to county council leaders at their annual conference yesterday: ‘We should have responded earlier in the case of Solent but the General Election and then Grenfell made decisions slow.

'In the last few weeks we’ve been engaging with all areas.

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