EFFORTS are under way to end the deadlock over Yorkshire devolution with an attempt to build a “coalition of the willing”, The Yorkshire Post has learned.
cument sent to council leaders ahead of a meeting today is the latest attempt to generate support for the idea of a single devolution agreement covering the whole of the region and the likely election of a Yorkshire mayor.
It claims that striking an ambitious regional deal could double Yorkshire’s economic output over 30 years. The paper says: “Our Yorkshire model is ambitious to provide England’s biggest county with greater control over its own destiny. It provides a way to answer the great challenges like combining a strong economy with tackling social division and improving public services.”