One Yorkshire Devolution Proposal Progress

Following on from Jake Berry’s (Northern Powerhouse Minister) suggestion that the government should consider a department for the North of England, the supporters of the One Yorkshire devolution proposal said: “In the One Yorkshire devolution proposal, we have a ready-made plan to bring decision making closer to more than five million people, building on a shared identity and an established global brand. As the Northern Powerhouse Minister considers the post-Brexit settlement for the North of England, we hope he and his colleagues in government will work with us to deliver a devolution deal which could add £30BN a year to the economy of the region, the North and the UK.”

We understand that the One Yorkshire Committee, made up of business, trade union, academic and political leaders, is planning on lobbying the government to try to move the devolution proposal forward. We also understand that they are developing plans for a conference during the spring and that they intend to launch a website. These plans have been helped by a grant of £32,500 from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.

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