Tear down devolution 'barriers,' APPG urges

By Martin Ford | 09 March 2021

Powers should be devolved to councils before reorganisation takes place, a new report has concluded.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Devolution argued it was now ‘extremely urgent’ to devolve responsibility for local economic growth and arrangements such as forming combined authorities ‘must not be a compulsory precursor to councils taking on new powers’.

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