Laura Sharman 17 November 2020

Ministers urged to 'double down on devolution'

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A new study has called for the creation of 'pop up parishes' and 'people's budgets' to give communities greater control over local services and assets.

Localis has set out a series of recommendations for ministers to 'double down on devolution' to enable communities to build back better.

Renewing Neighbourhood Democracy – Creating Powerful Communities also urges the creation of a £2bn Community Wealth Fund to specifically target the social and civic infrastructure of ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods across the country.

It also argues councils should be given a statutory role for managing double devolution and community relations. a think tank has said today in a new study.

Localis chief executive, Jonathan Werran, said: 'If this is to be a teachable moment, then we must place greater trust in our communities to provide the impetus for social renewal and economic recovery.

'This must mean a genuine commitment from government for double devolution under which communities receive full powers and support to develop greater genuine autonomy and assume control for scripting their own local destinies.'

Writing for The MJ, Mr Werran argues the Recovery and Devolution White Paper must seize on the promise of double devolution to build economic and social renewal from the bottom up.

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