Yorkshire Leaders Board hopes for swift Government response to One Yorkshire submission

26 October 2018

The Yorkshire Leaders Board met today and discussed the progress of the One Yorkshire devolution proposals.

In a joint statement, they said: "As we approach Brexit, it is critically important our region has the powers and resources to face the likely challenges and opportunities, confront obstacles to inclusive growth and make a full contribution to the UK economy and that is at the heart of our One Yorkshire devolution proposals.

"On 10 October, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government was sent a letter accompanied by a nine-page document setting out governance proposals and a route map to achieving a One Yorkshire agreement, along with a 120-page report setting out the findings of the independent study into the economic case for One Yorkshire as our formal submission.

"We are very pleased by the tremendously positive response in the region to our formal One Yorkshire submission to the Government, confirming the enthusiasm for a Yorkshire-wide approach to securing a devolution agreement.

"One Yorkshire is a proposal focused on improving the lives of all our communities while making a bigger contribution to the UK and is underpinned by an independent economic study showing it could help add £30bn-a-year to the Yorkshire economy.

"With the Budget taking place on Monday, we hope the Government will be in a position to respond to our One Yorkshire submission so we can make swift progress soon afterwards."

Compelling economic case for One Yorkshire devolution presented to Government