'City deals' to be widened across England

"The Government is freeing-up cities from the control of Whitehall to unlock their potential as engines of growth through a series of 'city deals' from the spring, giving them the powers they need to attract private sector investment, create new jobs, and rebalance the economy.

In return, cities must guarantee that they can provide strong and accountable leadership, improve efficiency and outcomes, and be innovative in their approach."