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Hull and East Yorkshire Devolution - Public Consultation

2 January 2024

A proposed devolution deal for Hull and East Yorkshire was announced, as part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, on 22 November 2023.

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It has been a long-standing ambition of both councils to improve the economy of the area and devolution provides the opportunity to build on a long and successful history of partnership working between both local authorities and their partners in the public, private and community and voluntary sectors.

Hull and East Yorkshire is the last part of Yorkshire to negotiate a devolution deal and council leaders have been working hard to get a deal that works for the area.

The proposed devolution deal would see powers and funding of £400million devolved to a new combined authority, overseen by a directly elected mayor who would represent the area in a new relationship with the Government.

A combined authority isn’t a merger of the two councils, but the creation of a new organisation to enable closer working on key priorities for Hull and the East Riding, such as supporting economic growth and delivering improvements across the whole area.

The councils’ proposal looks to:

  • Provide new and additional money and resources to invest in the economy, communities and places, with the promise of more in future spending cycles.
  • Support the creation of accessible jobs, addressing the long-term challenges for people living in the area, particularly in more deprived communities, such as part of Hull, Goole, Bridlington and Withernsea.
  • Increased local decision-making on investments affecting the area.
  • Create new and enhanced relationships with Government, helping to directly influence decisions affecting the area.
  • Provide the certainty for more investment by the private sector in the area.

A consultation is now live to gather views from the public and other interested groups on the proposed deal and how it will be implemented. The consultation on the proposed devolution deal for Hull and East Yorkshire will launch on Tuesday 2 January 2024 and will run for eight weeks until Tuesday 27 February 2024.

Devolution could bring about a number of changes in Hull and East Yorkshire, so it is important for you to have your say.

Find out more about devolution and how to take part in the consultation at: www.heydevolution.com

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