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

Yorkshire devolution: Ex-Civil Service boss steps in to end Sheffield City Region mayoral dispute

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The former head of the Civil Service has stepped in to resolve the long-running dispute between South Yorkshire’s four local councils over the future of devolution in the county. Lord Bob Kerslake, who served as chief executive of Sheffield City … Continue reading

The Yorkshire Post says: Progress at last? Emerging devolution consensus for One Yorkshire

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EVEN THOUGH Labour continues to be accused of offering insufficient clarity on the viability of its spending commitments or, more pertinently, its approach to Brexit, the national leadership’s neutrality over the One Yorkshire devolution deal is understandable. After all, there’s … Continue reading

Yorkshire devolution: United front as Wakefield council leader Peter Box now backs region-wide deal

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Yorkshire devolution: United front as Wakefield council leader Peter Box now backs region-wide deal Yorkshire was presenting a united front on devolution today after an 18th council leader came out in support of a region-wide deal. Wakefield Council leader Peter … Continue reading

Yorkshire devolution: Deal inches closer as Rotherham leader takes ‘pragmatic’ approach

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The prospect of an agreement over Yorkshire devolution is closer to becoming reality after the leader of Rotherham council revealed he was willing to accept an unelected Sheffield City Region mayor serving a term of only two years. Chris Read … Continue reading