Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to chair a new forum for talks with the leaders of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The new system replaces the Joint Ministerial Committee, which was rarely convened by Mr Johnson.

It will include a council comprising the first ministers and Mr Johnson, and sub-groups to discuss finance and other topics affecting the whole country.

Mr Johnson said it would help ministers to “deliver for the British people”.

The UK government said the new structure would “create a more equal, transparent and accountable system to support collaboration and information sharing” between the administrations.

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