As of February 1st, 2024, the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which has led on YNY Devolution communications, will integrate into the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority (YNYCA). The work and functions of the LEP will continue to be carried out by the Combined Authority.
The launch of the Combined Authority represents a significant step forward for our region and something we are excited to be a part of. The Combined Authority will be the statutory body responsible for devolution, making decisions and prioritising investments based on local insights, with greater autonomy and resources to drive positive change.
What does this mean for you?
Seamless transition: If you are signed up to the YNY Devolution newsletter, your email subscription will transfer to the Combined Authority, and starting February, newsletters will be sent from the new organisation. If you wish to follow the Combined Authority on social media, make sure you are following YNY LEP on LinkedIn and X, and YNY Devolution on Facebook. These channels will transfer over to the Combined Authority. The YNY Devolution website will direct to all the new Combined Authority channels.
Continued great content: You will continue to receive insightful newsletters full of updates from the Combined Authority, economic development initiatives, and efforts to make York and North Yorkshire a thriving place to live, work, and do business.
Choice over your inbox: Of course, if you'd prefer not to receive these updates, you can easily unsubscribe at any time. Simply click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of our newsletters.
What does this mean for our region?
The creation of the Combined Authority marks a new era of opportunity for York and North Yorkshire. Here's a reminder of what devolution and the Combined Authority means:
Local power, local decisions: Decisions and funding will move from Westminster to the Combined Authority, led by an elected mayor who truly understands our region's needs and aspirations.
Unlocking investment: Our devolution deal secured over £540 million of investment over 30 years, empowering the mayor to drive impactful projects across the region that will attract further investment.
Boosting key areas: From improved transport and housing to enhanced skills and a smoother transition to net zero, the Combined Authority will focus on critical areas that will benefit everyone.
Collaboration for success: The Combined Authority will work hand-in-hand with local authorities to leverage the collective strengths of our vibrant city and rural powerhouse.
A lasting legacy: This isn't just a one-time opportunity; the Combined Authority represents a strategic, long-term commitment to shaping a brighter future for generations to come.
Keep connected, keep informed:
Stay tuned across our channels over the coming weeks as we will be sharing updates on the latest developments as we move into the new organisation.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org