Power in Place: Devolution and Districts Driving Our Recovery


Devolution should back the success of districts in delivery. It should not distract from the local recovery effort or reduce delivery capacity through forcing reorganisation into a less local, less agile, less responsive local government pushed by interests wanting county unitary councils everywhere.

Local governance is a local matter, places must be free to decide how to organise services and to progress any kind of reform only where there is significant local agreement.