If the ‘We are Gloucestershire’ bid is successful it would be the start of something very big. All of the partners would need to undertake detailed reviews and consultations before making a final decision.

It may also mean the government devolving central government budgets to us, making it easier to work together to meet local needs.

The government will now select and negotiate on bids in time for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to announce further devolution deals in his public spending review statement on Wednesday 25 November.

We’re ready for Devolution

Gloucestershire is ready for devolution. We have already achieved much working together and want to do much more. We can do this as ‘We are Gloucestershire’.

We will keep you up to date as we move forward.