Chair of London Councils comments on devolution commitments as part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

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Commenting on the  announcements on devolution in the Autumn Statement, Chair of London Councils, Cllr Claire Kober OBE, said:

“Over the past few months we’ve been pushing the Treasury hard on devolution, emphasising the urgency of powers being transferred locally, so we can generate the inclusive economic growth that London and the rest of the UK so desperately needs. Claire Kober OBE

“We’re pleased that Chancellor has now recognised our arguments, and has indicated in today’s Autumn Statement that he intends to give us greater control over housing delivery, employment support and adult education. But we have clearly not reached our destination, this is very much one step on the journey and we will continue to press for devolution to move faster and go further.”