“NOT PERFECT”, “POLITICALLY DRIVEN” BUT “FIRST STEP IN LONG JOURNEY TO REBUILD ECONOMY OF THE REGION”
Merseyside sixth region to agree devolution deal with government
First Merseyside Mayor to be elected in 2017
BBC News Council press release Official text of the deal What the devolution deal will mean for Wirral
“Since 2010 the six local authorities have seen more than £1.5 billion cut from their collective budgets and the Comprehensive Spending Review next week is widely expected to see further cuts of up to 40% to local government and public service funds.
While this deal does not come close to replacing the lost revenue it does give [us] greater control over more of the money available to the region” Council leader Phil Davies