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The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.

 

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Devolution deals and housing implications 28/04/2016

The government has reached Devolution agreements with councils in Greater Manchester, Sheffield City Region, Cornwall, the North East, Tees Valley, West Midlands, Liverpool City Region, East Anglia, the West of England and Greater Lincolnshire.

 

Devolution deals are normally conditional on the establishment of a "Combined Authority" for the region headed by a directly elected Mayor in return for devolution of various powers and delegation or sharing of budgets and responsibilities - usually centred on securing economic growth.

 

Each devolution deal is unique to the region, however all agreements include proposals on housing, usually giving the newly elected Mayor and Combined Authority strategic planning powers while some also include housing investment powers under powers devolved from the Homes and Communities Agency.

 

Matthew Warburton, ARCH Policy Adviser, has produced a briefing paper setting out the background to these deals, policy focus and potential implications for housing.

 

View the briefing paper.

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