Devolution: England - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:19 pm on 28th July 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Eaton Baroness Eaton Conservative 12:19 pm, 28th July 2020

My Lords, I declare my interest as a vice-president of the Local Government Association. An important aspect of any plans for devolving powers and decision-making is fiscal decentralisation. A recent report from the Local Government Association and Localis highlighted that the UK is one of the most fiscally centralised nations in the developed world. Will the Government consider the recommendation in the report that the Treasury and MHCLG consult councils on identifying the most popular options for local levies to create new fiscal freedoms?