Hampshire and Isle of Wight launch devolution bid

The proposals were first agreed by the Hampshire and Isle of White Local Government Association on 19 June, and a letter has now been sent to communities secretary Greg Clark to mark the beginning of formal negotiations.

The councils will be inviting Government to devolve powers and funding to allow greater local control over matters such as skills, transport, economic prosperity, infrastructure and health and social care.

A joint statement issued on behalf of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight devolution project read: “If plans go ahead local authorities, and therefore local people, would have more influence over how the region’s share of national spending is spent, enabling local priorities to be targeted.

“A devolution deal would further strengthen the existing relationships between local organisations and allow them to build on successful joint projects already delivered to boost economic growth, support businesses, improve local services, and make Hampshire and Isle of Wight a better place to live and work.”

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