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Budget 2020: 'Changed mindset' behind new devolution deals and local growth funding

Words: Simon Wicks
Leeds / iStock: 509169742

A 'changed mindset' that will see a greater focus on the UK's nations, towns and cities beyond London and England is behind pledges of new deals and growth funding in the Budget.

Among the commitments made by chancellor Rishi Sunak in yesterday's (11 March) Budget are £242 million for four city and growth deals in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, a devolution deal for West Yorkshire and improved business rates retention in five devolution deal areas.Sunak related the measures to a "changed mindset" in government intended to  "make sure economic decision........
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