Laura Sharman 10 January 2018

No new devolution deals agreed in 2016-17

No new devolution deals agreed in 2016-17 image

No new devolution deals were announced in 2016-17, according to a report which has taken the Government 10 months to publish.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said it was 'disappointed' the report had taken so long to be published. It has previously warned of the dangers of '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 place,' said cllr Mark Hawthorne, chairman of the LGA’s People and Places Board.

'These include having greater powers and funding to build more homes, secure the infrastructure essential to economic growth, and equip people with the skills they need to succeed.

'There is now a real risk that areas without devolution deals will be left behind. This risks undermining the Government’s ambition to bring prosperity and productivity to all parts of the country.'

The LGA is calling for further detail on the government's manifesto commitment to creating a ‘common devolution framework’ as soon as possible.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Head of Looked After Children and Vulnerable Young People

Enfield London Borough Council
Up to £89,319
 This is an exciting opportunity to lead all the services that support Enfield’s children in care and care leavers. Enfield (City/Town), London (Greater)
Recuriter: Enfield London Borough Council

Head of Communities

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
to £61,751 (pay award pending)
We are looking for an innovative and knowledgeable senior professional to join our leadership team with strong experience of working in communities... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Economic Development Officer (Town Centres)

North West Leicestershire District Council
Band F, £29,636 - £32,878 per annum
The Economic Development Officer (Town Centres) post forms part of the Council’s Business Focus team who provide help directly to businesses. Coalville, Leicestershire
Recuriter: North West Leicestershire District Council

Educational Psychologist

Camden London Borough Council
£44,131 - £53,34
The ideal candidates will have an excellent understanding of psychological frameworks and their application in... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Economic Development Officer

North West Leicestershire District Council
Band F, £29,636 - £32,878
Are you interested in a challenge and want to help shape the future of North West Leicestershire? Coalville, Leicestershire
Recuriter: North West Leicestershire District Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue