Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones: ‘Government need to get on Yorkshire devolution now we have hard economic case’

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Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones has said the economic case for a wider Yorkshire devolution deal gives the scheme ‘a real case for success’. The monetary report, provided by Manchester-based consultants Steer Economic Development, shows a wider county deal could generate … Continue reading

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

My message to Yorkshire. Sort out devolution so North can make even stronger investment case

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AS an observer of the long-running stalemate to secure a devolution deal for Yorkshire, I do have some sympathy with your elected leaders. Getting a devolution deal over the line isn’t an easy or straightforward thing to do. While you may think other regions … 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

Star Opinion: South Yorkshire’s devolution civil war is hurting the region and it must end now

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The never ending political civil war in South Yorkshire is costing residents dear. Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley are missing out on free money. There is no other way to put it. South Yorkshire has missed out on £12,115,383 – … Continue reading

Sheffield City Region: ‘Lots achieved in first 100 days despite no devolution deal’ says mayor Dan Jarvis

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South Yorkshire metro mayor Dan Jarvis has said a lot has been achieved in his first 100 days in office despite no breakthrough on devolution. Mr Jarvis points out progress being made to transform South Yorkshire from a post-industrial region … 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

Jarvis says Ministers must get ‘constructive’ on One Yorkshire devolution

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Yorkshire’s only elected Mayor Dan Jarvis has urged Ministers to hold “constructive” and “collaborative” talks about a region-wide devolution deal backed by almost all its civic leaders. The Sheffield City Region Mayor also praised the unity of those leaders for … Continue reading