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Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Devolution negotiations underway....

The journey to secure more freedom and power from Whitehall to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (HIOW) region is underway. On the 4 September 2015, HIOW submitted its Devolution prospectus to Government signed by a total of 15 councils (including all Councils in the PUSH area) and the two Local Enterprise Partnerships who put forward the initial proposal. Other signatories to the Prospectus include the South Downs and New Forest National Park Authorities, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Services, Hampshire Constabulary, and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

For more information and to access the full Devolution document, please visit:

http://www.push.gov.uk/priorities/policy-and-strategy.htm