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Will Tanner: Devolution. Conservatives should embrace England’s mayoral moment

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Director Will Tanner wrote an op-ed for ConservativeHome calling for more devolution to England’s cities and counties. He wrote: 

“In the Levelling Up White Paper, Michael Gove rightly set out ambitious plans to expand the mayoral devolution model to every area of England that wants it – and many counties and city regions are currently negotiating deals. This is a good start.

But we should go further – by giving mayors a single funding settlement similar to those negotiated with Whitehall departments and devolving 1p in every £1 of local income tax revenue – equivalent to £6 billion a year – to fund new responsibilities over local trains, skills and energy systems.”

Read the full piece here.

 

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