WYCA Chair Cllr
Peter Box welcomed today’s announcement by George Osborne that a deal on West
Yorkshire’s devolution proposals will be reached by the March budget.
Cllr Box said: “Devolution is
essential to our plans to make this the most enterprising part of the UK so I
welcome the fact that we do now have a confirmed timsecale for an agreement
even if it is long overdue.”
At a meeting last week WYCA members,
frustrated at the delay over West Yorkshire’s devolution proposals, agreed to write
to the Prime Minister asking him to intervene and end the deadlock.
A first-stage deal for West
Yorkshire would focus on jobs, housing, transport, business growth, innovation
and skills and build upon the successes already being achieved by