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Nick Clegg to 'unleash power of British cities'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/08/2011

Patrick Wintour

Britain's biggest cities are to be asked to negotiate a series of deals with Whitehall designed to give them unprecedented powers to raise funds, shape public transport, incentivise new business and organise the local labour market.

Nick Clegg will set out in a speech on Thursday the deals for the eight so-called core cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield.

Saying he wants to unleash the powers of cities, and not just the power of the City of London, the deputy prime minister will offer them greater freedom and autonomy so long as they provide adequate leadership, improve efficiency and are innovative in their approach.

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"Nick Clegg to 'unleash power of British cities'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2011. Consulté le 30/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nick-clegg-to-unleash-power-of-british-cities-