Heseltine's regions plan gets Government backing

The Government has backed a plan to devolve greater power to the country's regions, in a bid to boost jobs.

Today the coalition will announce their support of the changes recommended by Tory peer Lord Heseltine, in his report No Stone Unturned, which was published last year.

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Lord Heseltine during a presentation of the Greater Birmingham Project report at the Hyatt Regency, Birmingham Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

In the report, Lord Heseltine called for the Government to slash red tape and hand back decision-making powers to Britain's major cities.

He said local communities should have greater say over matters including transport, housing, and vocational training.

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Government backs regions plan

The Government has backed plans to devolve greater power to the country's regions. In response to Lord Heseltine's report No Stone Unturned, England's Local Enterprise Partnerships will benefit from £500,000 over the next two years.