England & Wales Press Releases

Government’s Devolution Deadline

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LGiU Response – Government’s Devolution Deadline

 

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said:

“We shouldn’t see these deals as an end point, more as an opening position.  There’s a real opportunity for this to be the start of a positive, progressive process where local areas come up with increasingly sophisticated, and building on success, increasingly credible, plans for how to drive growth, improve public services and engage their communities.

There’s genuine potential to redraw the political map and to align it with real economic geographies.  Places that have not got proper buy in or a clear sense of what they want to achieve from these deals, that are simply trying to anticipate funding channels and tell ministers what they want to hear will get found out. Those who are genuinely committed to working together and open minded about how to do so have an opportunity to flourish.”

 

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Notes

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