Former Chancellor calls for infrastructure devo deal

By Michael Burton | 22 June 2020

Former Labour Chancellor Alistair Darling has called for all infrastructure projects below £500m to be managed by local or combined authorities.

Writing in a new report Why the government should spend more on capital from right of centre think-tank Policy Exchange Lord Darling said: ‘I would suggest two guiding principles. First, wherever possible, central government should hand funds and control to regional and local powers.

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