WE ARE YORK & NORTH YORKSHIRE
THE JOURNEY STARTS HERE
Following months of negotiations, a proposed devolution deal between central government and local authorities for York and North Yorkshire has been provisionally agreed.
The proposed devolution deal would deliver more local powers and decision making and more funding. As it stands today, the proposed deal is worth £750m to York & North Yorkshire and would see a regionally elected mayor lead a new mayoral combined authority with investment upwards of £95 million a year and more devolved funding for transport, education and business support.
This would give us a chance to level up with our neighbouring regions that already have devolved powers and funding, and currently have elected mayors driving up their economies.
A proposed devolution deal for our region is a historic moment, signalling great opportunity. It is the first step towards a longer term, more focussed relationship with government, to secure more funding for the region in the years to come.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Local councillors will now review the proposed deal in detail over the summer and collectively decide whether to proceed to consultation on the deal.
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