Devolution deal delays frustrate council chiefs

COUNCIL chiefs remain ‘determined in their quest’ to secure a devolution deal – but are growing ‘increasingly frustrated’ with the Government.

In January last year, Warrington Borough Council‘s (WBC) Labour group voted for the town to team up with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire East Council in a deal – instead of the Liverpool City Region.

If a deal is thrashed out, the three authorities could benefit from £30 million funding for at least five years, with funding thereafter due to be granted through public sector partners.

Read more from the Warrington Guardian here.