Preparing for devolution to England's city regions

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A short report which looks at the progress of devolution deals across England.

This report outlines the factors which have enabled certain cities to agree theirs, reflects on the readiness of different areas to make a success of devolution and speculates on the long-term impact on local government.

To maximise the chances of success, councils need to take the time to build a shared vision for the local area, develop a plan based on robust analysis, put politicians in the lead when negotiating with ministers, build relationships and trust, and put the plan, skills and capacity in place to make it all happen.

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