Briefing 39: Summer Budget 2015

Release Date: July 2015

The centrepiece of the Budget was the surprise announcement of a new national Living Wage, which will raise the current minimum wage for those aged over 25 from £6.50 to £7.20 an hour by next April.

For Greater Manchester, the Summer Budget confirmed the next stage of devolution to the city region, including placing responsibility for fire services under the control of the new directly-elected Mayor, establishing a Land Commission, further collaboration with Government on children’s services and greater local flexibility around employment programmes