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The Duel: Is the government’s city devolution agenda really a cover for cuts?

Two contributors battle it out


Is localism just a cover for cuts?

Yes No


I have always believed that devolving power and budgets leads to better decisions on priorities, enhanced value for the spending of public money, higher quality in the services provided and, most importantly, strengthened democracy as people secure greater control over the decisions that affect their lives and their communities. I want more devolution.

However the government’s actions fail to match what is required for a real city…

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