Sharing of powers is not devolution

By Ian Miller | 12 February 2020

District councils eagerly await the Devolution White Paper, which has been promised for two years or more. It will be interesting to see whether the model proposed in Cumbria will be pursued elsewhere.

We have to counter the views of one senior civil servant who said recently that the White Paper would not be about transfer of powers from the centre to localities but about sharing of powers.

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