Devo Max – Devo Manc: Place-based public services

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Monday 15th September marked the launch of ResPublica’s report ‘Devo Max – Devo Manc’. The report proposed a radical plan to give Greater Manchester greater control of its finances and an elected Mayor.

Devo Max – Devo Manc: Place-based public services, argues that Greater Manchester should be fully devolved with control over all public spending, and recommends that Greater Manchester should have what Scotland wants.

The report includes a call to action and sets out a roadmap for devolution. It says that within 100 days of the next Parliament, a ministerial led group should agree the steps to devolution. As part of the new settlement Greater Manchester will commit to devolving further to localities taking savings and local initiatives as near to their consumers as possible.

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  • Mark Morrin

    Principal Research Consultant

    Mark is an experienced policy and research strategist with over 20 years working in partnership with businesses, public bodies, cities and counties to develop successful place-making strategies. Mark has contributed widely to research and policy developments in the UK with...

    Mark Morrin
  • Phillip Blond


    Phillip is an internationally recognised political thinker and social and economic commentator. He bridges the gap between politics and practice, offering strategic consultation and policy formation to governments, businesses and organisations across the world. He founded ResPublica in 2009 and...

    Phillip Blond