Sheffield Devolution Agreement

Rotherham is one of Yorkshire`s fastest growing economies, and decentralisation will accelerate this growth and put us alongside many other parts of the same country that are already benefiting from decentralisation. New powers and millions of pounds of new funding are coming to South Yorkshire, with the pioneering agreement to decentralise the region being agreed and signed. “This government is committed to transferring power to local leaders throughout Yorkshire, and this is an important first step in our drive to decentralisation across the region as we work to create wealth and opportunity everywhere,” he said. But Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle, a former Leader of the Green Party, said: “The stuttering and whimsical birth of combined authority could be seen as a case study for not going through decentralization, imposed by the centre, with the fragile involvement of a handful of local people, legal actions and conflicts.” This document contains a decentralisation agreement which gives Sheffield greater control over transport, qualifications, business support and other areas. Our aim is to be part of a wider agreement on Yorkshire`s decentralisation in the future, and we are determined to make the Yorkshire Committee a success. To move the South Yorkshire Deal forward, we need to make some changes in the way the Mayoral Combined Authority already works. We would like to hear your views on the decentralisation of these powers and resources in South Yorkshire. Subject to the conclusion of the South Yorkshire Development Agreement, the Government has agreed to advance discussions on the role and functions of a committee of heads of state and government from across Yorkshire. All South Yorkshire councils will have the opportunity, subject to the conclusion of a parliamentary process, to join a wider decentralisation scheme in Yorkshire if they so choose. For more information on decentralisation, see below: For more information on Barnsley`s decentralisation positions, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield Councils, see below: The letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Robert Jenrick, allows us to move forward with our ambitions to decentralise One Yorkshire, while having access to the resources, resources and powers initially promised by the SCR-Deal and the creation of substantial opportunities and investments for Eastland and South Yorkshire. The funds will be made available to the four South Yorkshire authorities and not the nine original authorities and will continue until the more comprehensive decentralisation agreements are concluded. The Council stated that once the agreement was reached, it would consider any future decentralisation agreement that could be negotiated. All members of the Mayoral Combined Authority support the transfer of greater powers and resources to the benefit of the population of all of South Yorkshire and support the right of each Council to achieve its ambitions of individual decentralisation. The benefits of a Yorkshire decentralisation agreement for the region and for the UK could be enormous. A decentralisation agreement in Yorkshire would result in the creation of a direct universally elected mayor, who would observe the historic transfer of powers and financial resources to the region.

This is one of the government`s most important requirements for decentralisation, as well as ensuring that the proposals cover a coherent economic geography and receive local support – the Yorkshire Decentralisation Agreement.

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