Case for One Yorkshire ‘very compelling’ – CBI boss

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The case for a Yorkshire-wide devolution settlement has been described as “very compelling” by one of the UK’s top business leaders. Josh Hardie, deputy director general of the CBI, told The Yorkshire Post that a recent study outlining how the … Continue reading

One Yorkshire devolution could add £30bn a year to region’s economy by boosting exports and businesses, says landmark report

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Handing powers and funding to a One Yorkshire mayor could add as much as £30bn a year to the region’s economy by boosting its low level of exports and creating more businesses, a landmark report reveals today. The dossier commissioned … Continue reading

The Yorkshire Post says: Devolution – why it’s time for county to seize control. What more does One Yorkshire have to do?

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YORKSHIRE remains the greatest of all counties thanks to its inspirational people and heroes from all walks of life who this newspaper is proud to celebrate on this unique day. Now, on Yorkshire Day, the white rose county needs – … Continue reading

Senior Tory councillor Mike Jordan joins Yorkshire Party in protest at Government’s devolution stance

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A senior Conservative councillor has quit and joined the Yorkshire Party in protest at Ministers’ handling of the ongoing devolution saga, The Yorkshire Post can reveal. Mike Jordan, who has served on Selby District Council since 2007, and on North … Continue reading

Ministers say they will not even discuss ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution despite town halls overwhelmingly backing it

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Yorkshire political leaders who almost all support a region-wide devolution deal have been told by the Local Government Secretary it cannot go ahead as currently proposed, in a move which appears designed to break their unity at a crucial moment. … Continue reading

Tom Richmond: “Why it is time to hold referendum over Yorkshire devolution”

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THE most ambitious region in the country? I’d like to think it is Yorkshire thanks to the visionaries and trailblazers who live and work here. The most outspoken? Definitely. Just as one department store is never knowingly undersold, this county … Continue reading