Devolution For The Regions - Gtr Manchester

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It might finally be happening properly?

The first government meeting with mayors to discuss "shifting power out of Westminster" towards the regions will take place on Tuesday, the new deputy prime minister has said.

England's regional mayors are due to meet with Angela Rayner, who is also communities secretary, and Prime Minister Keir Starmer at 10 Downing Street where they will discuss "a major programme of devolution", the government said.

Ms Rayner said "for too long" Westminster has "tightly gripped control" and "held back opportunities for towns, cities and villages across the UK".

In the meeting, local mayors will be asked to identify local specialisms which could contribute to a "national industrial strategy".

Ms Rayner said the new government is focused on "a full reset of our relationship with local government".

 
It might finally be happening properly?

The first government meeting with mayors to discuss "shifting power out of Westminster" towards the regions will take place on Tuesday, the new deputy prime minister has said.

England's regional mayors are due to meet with Angela Rayner, who is also communities secretary, and Prime Minister Keir Starmer at 10 Downing Street where they will discuss "a major programme of devolution", the government said.

Ms Rayner said "for too long" Westminster has "tightly gripped control" and "held back opportunities for towns, cities and villages across the UK".

In the meeting, local mayors will be asked to identify local specialisms which could contribute to a "national industrial strategy".

Ms Rayner said the new government is focused on "a full reset of our relationship with local government".

Probably should be in the politics forum.
 
It might finally be happening properly?

The first government meeting with mayors to discuss "shifting power out of Westminster" towards the regions will take place on Tuesday, the new deputy prime minister has said.

England's regional mayors are due to meet with Angela Rayner, who is also communities secretary, and Prime Minister Keir Starmer at 10 Downing Street where they will discuss "a major programme of devolution", the government said.

Ms Rayner said "for too long" Westminster has "tightly gripped control" and "held back opportunities for towns, cities and villages across the UK".

In the meeting, local mayors will be asked to identify local specialisms which could contribute to a "national industrial strategy".

Ms Rayner said the new government is focused on "a full reset of our relationship with local government".

Would this include construction of a new Swamp?
 
Be careful what you wish for, remember Burnham thought a lower emissions charge for greater Manchester was a good idea. When it would just be a further tax on numerous small struggling businesses.


Clean Air Zones is a Tory Policy that should have been implemented across 5 major conurbations by 2020 .

Burnham , Khan etc are simply doing what they have been told...... shame the Conservatives had to weaponise their own legislation.

 
Clean Air Zones is a Tory Policy that should have been implemented across 5 major conurbations by 2020 .

Burnham , Khan etc are simply doing what they have been told...... shame the Conservatives had to weaponise their own legislation.

Didn't they chop a load of trees down to put the signs up and then put the scheme under review so the signs were made pointless? At least our money isn't being wasted eh?
 
Clean Air Zones is a Tory Policy that should have been implemented across 5 major conurbations by 2020 .

Burnham , Khan etc are simply doing what they have been told...... shame the Conservatives had to weaponise their own legislation.

That is true but Burnham defended the scheme several times, it was also clear in his interviews that he was in charge of its geographical extent, which could have been much smaller if needed and still met the clean air obligations and he also quite obviously didn't understand the impact it would have on many small businesses. At times he looks woefully out of his depth.
 

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