Osborne urges ministers to 'double' devolution efforts

By Michael Burton | 30 November 2021

Former chancellor George Osborne has urged ministers to ‘double’ efforts to drive forward devolution and local taxation.

Calling for more metro mayors, the architect of the Northern Powerhouse said: ‘Whatever you’re doing in terms of devolution, double it.

'Whatever you’re doing in terms of local tax-raising powers, double it.

'Whatever you’re doing in terms of devolving the NHS, double or triple it.’

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

Local economies Whitehall Politics Policy Economic growth Devolution NHS Fiscal Freedom Northern Powerhouse Fiscal devolution Levelling up

The MJ Awards Nomination Deadline


Friday 28th January

Enter your team, a colleague or organisation who's hard work over the last year deserves recognition.

theMJ Awards