Prove success of devo deals before asking for more, warns chief executive

By Hiba Mahamadi | 30 November 2017

Local government should be careful of asking for too many devolution deals before they have proved the success of the one’s they’ve already got, the chief executive of Halton BC has warned.

Speaking at The MJ Future Forum North today, David Parr, who is also lead officer governance at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, said that if councils don’t show how successfully they’ve used the deals they have been given, it will stop them from getting additional powers.

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