Whitehall's 'frustrating silence' raises devolution concerns

By Tom Bridge | 27 September 2016

Senior local government figures have blasted Whitehall’s ‘frustrating silence’ over devolution as pressure mounts on prime minister Theresa May to deliver ‘grown up’ deals.

The Government was dealt a major blow last week when key Northern Powerhouse champion Lord O’Neill quit the Treasury, prompting fears from the sector that the ‘wind had gone out of [devolution’s] sails’.

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