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Devolution and Districts – championing our towns, cities and communities

Category: DCN Updates | Reports
Published: 12 February 2020

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Devolution and Districts – championing our towns, cities and communities


The new Government is setting out on an ambitious journey to spread opportunity to all communities across the UK. The forthcoming Budget and Devolution White Paper mark the first big steps in moving towards ensuring our country is in the best shape after leaving the European Union.

The renewed energy in devolution is exciting. It offers an opportunity to rethink services around the resident in our towns, cities and communities. While many economic policy decisions are best made at a national level, the reality is that the national economy is made up of a range of local markets for goods, services, and labour which have evolved over time.

Districts are the building blocks of collaboration across functional economic geographies, connecting towns, cities and communities, and working together with our wider partners on a cohesive plan rooted in our responsiveness to the aspirations of our residents.

Please see our latest report: Districts and Devolution 2020.

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