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Over the last few months each of the councils in Lancashire has been discussing the idea of creating a Combined Authority for Lancashire.
It has been agreed to take it to the next stage and find out what the people of Lancashire think too.
Since the start of the New Year public consultation took place and results and comments will be published shortly.
Lancashire's councils already work closely together but a combined authority is a formal, legal step that means councils can act as one authority in the best interests of Lancashire around the areas of economic regeneration, housing and transport.
The creation of a Combined Authority is something that is being replicated across the country with many bids already approved by the Government.
A combined authority means that councils can work as one democratically accountable body around the key areas of economic development, regeneration and transport to:
A combined authority could streamline services, be more transparent and efficient, and make it easier for Lancashire to attract investment and jobs.
We’re sure you’ll have plenty more questions so see a full list of frequently asked questions (pdf 47KB).
Now the consultation has ended each of the councils taking part will take a report to their Full Council meeting for councillors to see what residents and businesses think about the idea.
They will then take a decision as to whether they want to progress to submitting formal bid to Central Government. We will post the results of the consultation here once it is completed.
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