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Budget 2017: LGA responds to devolution deals

“The announcement of the first new devolution deals in 20 months is encouraging and will benefit those living in the North of Tyne region and the West Midlands, but many more such deals are needed to reverse the growing sense of stalled progress and missed opportunities across much of the country. “Councils want their residents to be able to enjoy ‘devolution delight’ rather than suffer ‘devolution deadlock’. “The longer it takes to secure new devolution deals, the longer communities will have to wait to benefit from the opportunities currently available to areas where devolution has taken pla

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Devolve Industrial Strategy powers and funding or risk leaving areas to fail, say councils

“The Autumn Budget provides an ideal opportunity for the Government to formalise the role of local government in delivering the Industrial Strategy. "

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LGA responds to Industrial Strategy Commission's final report

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responds to the final report by the Industrial Strategy Commission, published today.

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'Devolution deadlock' putting economic growth across England at risk

Opportunities for billions of pounds worth of economic growth and hundreds of thousands of new jobs and homes risk being lost as a result of “devolution deadlock” across the country.