In 2017, government promised a framework for devolution, transferring power to more local administrations, ensuring regional issues are addressed that impact business operating across a smaller area.
In the CBI’s first instalment of its roundtable series, attendees discuss how a national framework for devolution in England can benefit business across all regions. As government prioritises other endeavours such as Brexit, the roundtables allow business to show the demand for certainty which is crucial at this turbulent time in politics.
While the drivers of productivity are the same across the UK, local performance within each driver varies widely between the regions. And we know that to really understand productivity, we need to look at a local level, and understand how the devolved governments, local authorities and LEPs can work together to turnaround performance.
Read the CBI report, Unlocking Regional Growth, here.
Generally, the feedback from the roundtables has been positive. Mayors have acted as a key focal poi