One step forwards, two steps back?

By Sir Richard Leese | 08 December 2015
  • Sir Richard Leese

The chancellor’s Spending Review capped a year of rapid change for Core Cities and the city devolution agenda. Nine months on and we saw the chancellor come to the despatch box and once again restate his support for initiatives like the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine.

We have seen amazing progress, but the Spending Review also exposed the gap between rhetoric and reality when it comes to devolution and how the devil really is in the detail.

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