Lancashire Devolution

In November 2023, the Government announced it would be willing to enter into a devolution deal with Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackpool Council.

The deal, if given final approval, will transfer new money and powers from central Government to a newly created Combined County Authority, allowing it to tackle key local priorities.

The deal would not require a change to the established democratic structures across the county or the need for an elected mayor. It will not require an extra charge on council tax.


View the full consultation report (PDF 1.98MB)


Read our proposal document.

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