Government dismisses fears over reorganisation master plan

13 December 2021

The Government has dismissed reports of a leaked version of the levelling up White Paper, which revealed plans to scrap two-tier local government in England.

Reports of the White Paper, seen by the Independent, claimed there were plans for devolution to directly elected leaders, across a defined economic geography and a simplified local government system, including a fully unitary structure.

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Whitehall Legislation Unitary Reorganisation DLUHC