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 […]