Multi-area agreement definition

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What does Multi-area agreement mean?

A voluntary agreement between Government and a group of councils covering a functional economic area, working together with local agencies, under which they pledge to boost economic growth and tackle deprivation and financial inequalities in return for action by Government to devolve more and reduce barriers to delivering better outcomes.

The overall objective of MAAs is to facilitate the delivery of improved economic prosperity; however, MAAs for other objectives will not be ruled out. The legal framework is contained in the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, Pt 7.

Multi-area agreement is referenced 1 in Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents

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