Devolution developments in March 2017
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has a new devolution deal (where the Combined Authority will take over responsibility for the adult education budget from 2018/19), and Government has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding on further devolution to London. The Government announced a new Midlands Engine Strategy.
In terms of Area Reviews, this process is due to end very soon after 37 reviews, 185 steering groups and around 50 merger recommendations.
Read the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough deal at http://tinyurl.com/kpmy2fq
See the Midlands Engine Strategy at http://tinyurl.com/jqj3nps