George Osborne announces Lincolnshire devolution deal

March 18, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire is to get a directly-elected mayor and more devolved powers. The announcement of a combined authority came in chancellor George Osborne’s Budget earlier. Under the deal the new authority would be responsible for decisions currently handled by the government, including transport and skills training. Devolution – the transfer of certain powers from central government – has already taken place in Greater Manchester, Cornwall and Sheffield. Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council and spokesperson for […]

Devolution plan for Greater Lincolnshire is “exciting and important”

September 4, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

A council leader has described ambitious plans to bring more power and responsibility to authorities in Lincolnshire as an “exciting and important” opportunity. Organisations in the Greater Lincolnshire area have today submitted an expression of interest to the Government asking for a range of powers and funding to be devolved to Lincolnshire. If granted, it would mean Lincolnshire councils would be able to set priorities and make spending decisions in order to improve quality of […]