Briefing: Queen’s Speech 2016 – devolution and local growth

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
June 13, 2016
David Marlow LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • Devolution
  • economic growth
  • LEPs
  • local government finance
  • Northern Powerhouse
  • planning
  • Queen's Speech
Children's services and education, Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning, Local government finance, Transport
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Local growth agendas – 2016-20, January 2016

Business rates devolution, November 2015


LGiU policy themes



The Queen’s Speech 2016 included major bills on business rates retention, higher education reform, and substantial planning, transport, and digital economy measures. The challenges for local leadership teams remains constructing a coherent, tailored local approach to growth and devolution in the face of continuing inconsistencies and tensions nationally.

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