Member Since: 14th Jun 2011
I’m a specialist business journalist and have a particular interest in tax and technology.
9th Dec 2014
England devolution - not just hot air
Hi Cloudcounter, thanks for your views but I disagree.
It's not all conjecture. It's certainly the 'real world' for Manchester which has recently been given fairly extensive new devolution powers over things including transport, a £300m housing budget, business support budgets and a plan to combine health and social care across Greater Manchester.
All these things could have significant implications for accountants working in practice, business and the public sector.
Here's the announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/fil...
Liverpool council will soon submit its proposals for greater economic and political freedoms and other big cities are interested.
Plus the ICAEW in the North West tells me that regional devolution is a hot topic for its members ...