Ed Balls: Labour's £30bn devolution pledge to UK regions

Ed Balls: Labour's £30bn devolution pledge to UK regions
 

The Labour Party has announced plans to devolve £30 billion of public money to the regions - including Birmingham and the Midlands - if they win the general election.
The offer, outlined by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, is the latest in a bidding war over between Labour and Conservatives on devolution and goes much further than previous pledges.
The funds for housing, transport, business support, employment and skills would be transferred from London to the regions over five years from 2016.
Combined authorities, such as the West Midlands one currently being negotiated between Birmingham, the... read more

 
2 February 2015 in Regional West, Views: 27
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