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

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

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


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


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

The Yorkshire Post says: Now is the time for Yorkshire to decide its own destiny


Yorkshire devolution debate underway as South Yorkshire councils call for forthcoming mayoral election to be scrapped A debate on the future of Yorkshire devolution has got underway at Westminster Hall, as two South Yorkshire councils say the region’s forthcoming mayoral … Continue reading

Reaction as Barnsley and Doncaster voters back “One Yorkshire” deal


Reaction as Barnsley and Doncaster voters back “One Yorkshire” deal COUNCIL chiefs have been criticised for missing the chance to “seize vital powers” from Westminster. Liberal Democrat councillor Dr Adam Carter (pictured) spoke out after Barnsley and Doncaster residents voted … Continue reading