Devolution

Yorkshire councils and the Sheffield City Region Mayor are seeking a One Yorkshire devolution deal with Government that would see a historic transfer of powers and investment from Whitehall to our region – enabling the decisions that affect Yorkshire to be taken in Yorkshire, by people who know and understand the region.

Securing a One Yorkshire devolution deal, including the creation of a One Yorkshire Mayor, would have huge benefits for our economy, for rural, coastal and urban communities across Yorkshire and for people’s quality of life.

According to an independent economic study, One Yorkshire devolution could deliver up to a £30bn-a-year increase in Yorkshire’s economic output, equating to £5,400 per person per year over 20 years.

A summary of the One Yorkshire submission to the Government can be found here.

The independent study examining the economic case for One Yorkshire can be found here.

The letter accompanying the submission to the Government can be found here.

A route map document which also formed part of the submission can be found here.