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Revealed: the deals and disagreements of devolution

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Councils are putting aside their differences to gear up for devolution revolution, LGC research has found.

The number of ‘flashpoint’ areas- where disagreements are hampering the drafting of deals- has dropped from the dozen we recorded in a pre-election survey to just seven in July.

This easing of relations between local authorities as they seek to take part in the devolution agenda is hailed this week in an exclusive comment piece by commercial secretary to the Treasury.

Writing in LGC, Lord O’Neill described a ‘seismic shift’ in the way authorities related to each other.

Our updated Devolution Map, published today, pinpoints nine areas where firm devolution plans have been developed.

Discussions had reached an advanced stage in 10 other areas, while another 10 areas have just begun negotiations on potential devolution deals.

Details of all the flashpoints, discussions and disagreements, sparked by chancellor George Osborne’s offer of a devolution revolution across England, can be found here.

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