Talks confirmed on £6bn health devolution deal

GREATER Manchester's councils and the government have confirmed that talks are being held on a "ground-breaking" £6bn health and social care devolution deal.

The move – which could see Greater Manchester make its own decisions around the health and social care needs of its residents – follows the devolution settlement with government announced last November, a deal seen as the standard bearer for Chancellor George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse vision.

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