Policy paper

West of England devolution deal

This document sets out a devolution agreement giving the proposed West of England Combined Authority greater control over transport, skills, planning and other areas.


West of England devolution agreement

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The Chancellor announced the West of England Combined Authority devolution agreement on 16 March 2016.

This will give the West of England significant new powers over improved transport, planning, skills and employment.

The West of England will also receive control of a £900 million investment fund over 30 years to boost economic growth.

See our guides explaining the powers being transferred to English regions and new mayoral responsibilities:

Devolution and mayors: what does it mean?

Published 16 March 2016