MHCLG denies blanket plan to scrap districts

By Heather Jameson | 07 September 2020

The Government has denied it is pursuing the blanket abolition of district councils as part of the Devolution White Paper.

Responding to a Daily Telegraph report which claimed up to 30 directly elected mayors could be introduced in rural areas under reorganisation, a Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government spokesperson said: ‘We want to devolve and decentralise to give more power to local communities, providing opportunities for all areas to enjoy devolution.

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