Briefing: Is local authority reorganisation a local growth alternative to devolution?

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
February 9, 2017
David Marlow LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • Devolution
  • economic growth
  • Funding
  • local government reform
  • unitary status
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration
Related briefings


Devolution and local growth update, January 2017

English devolution and intermediate tiers of governance, December 2014


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The briefing provides an overview of recent proposals for unitary status in two tier England, largely from a local growth perspective. It then considers future options for local government reform.

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