|Local direction by local leaders to boost local economies & services|
At least £60bn of central government spending should be devolved to local areas over the next 5 years, council leaders urge. The Local Government Association said cities & county areas across the country are set to meet the preliminary devolution deadline and submit deals to the Chancellor. Local areas are calling for greater local powers & funding for skills, housing, transport and health & social care.
It argues that taking decisions closer to where people live can achieve ‘up to £20bn in potential public sector savings as well as creating at least £80 billion in economic growth and 700,000 new jobs’. The LGA's fully-costed White Paper 'English Devolution: Local solutions for a successful nation' outlines the benefits of devolution across all parts of England