Tag Archives: devolution

Somerset puts down devolution ‘marker’

Somerset County Council and 19 partners across the region today outlined their case for a devolution deal which would benefit the South West and the whole of the UK. A ‘Statement of Intent’ has been submitted to Government in response to its appetite to devolve powers and budgets from Westminster. With key themes of Economic […]

What Somerset wants

Somerset County Council is today setting out a manifesto for what it wants Westminster to help deliver for the County. A fairer funding settlement and progress on major infrastructure projects are among the items on the ‘What Somerset Wants’ agenda that the County Council Leader, John Osman, has been is raising with Somerset MPs. The […]

Big turn out for Devolution discussion

A crucial Summit to discuss the potential for the devolution of significant powers from Government to the South West has caught the imagination with more than 25 authorities attending. Cllr John Osman, Leader Somerset County Council, has called the Summit on the 5 August to kick-start a discussion about the future role of devolution in […]

Council Leader welcomes calls for regional devolution

Somerset County Council Leader John Osman has welcomed calls for devolved powers for regions of England following last night’s independence referendum in Scotland. But he said it was important that rural areas like Somerset – and not just cities –were given greater say over their own affairs and a fairer funding arrangement. Although Scotland voted […]