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A separate agreement for Leeds and West Yorkshire is expected to be unveiled in Chancellor Sajid Javid’s Budget on 11 March, after a positive conclusion to Wednesday’s talks with Treasury Minister Simon Clarke.
Crucially, devolution for some of these rural coastal areas could absolve the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Environment Agency and other bodies of responsibility for issues like coastal erosion and flood defences that are causing so much angst to communities.
The Post argues that it is unrealistic to expect cash-strapped councils to foot the bill for a national challenge, and calls on the Prime Minister to appoint a dedicated Minister for the Coast and Floods in his post-Brexit reshuffle, to provide a policy focus, and degree of accountability, which does not exist at present.
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