Leaders call for Brexit 'city deal'

By Chris Mahony | 31 October 2017

More than 30 urban leaders have called for a Brexit ‘city deal’ that recognises their role in promoting growth.

In a statement to mark United Nations World Cities Day, the leaders insist that the Brexit negotiations must include ‘a greater recognition of the trading and skilled migration relationship between cities across the EU’. The signatories, including Cllr Judith Blake (Core Cities UK chair) and Cllr Peter Box (Key Cities chair), complain that UK metropolitan centres have fewer powers and investment than their EU counterparts.

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