Minister rules out 'abandoning' devolution framework

By Martin Ford | 11 March 2022

A minister has poured cold water on any hopes harboured by councils for far-reaching devolution without mayors.

Levelling up minister Neil O’Brien told the Local Government Association’s executive advisory board yesterday there would be no deviation from the three levels of devolution laid down in the White Paper in the talks currently underway for nine new county deals.

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