Devolution Deal – Next Steps

  • The devolution deal has now been approved by the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority and all nine members
  • As part of the process, two non-constituent members have signalled their intention to join the Combined Authority. These members are Chesterfield and Bassetlaw Councils
  • The Devolution Deal will now be formalised in what is called a “Scheme” which will set out how a new Mayoral Combined Authority will work and how the Mayor’s powers will operate
  • Formal consultation on the Scheme will take place from 27 June 2016
  • The Scheme and the consultation results will then go to the Secretary of State for approval
  • The Scheme will then go through Parliament and complete this process by the end of 2016
  • Mayoral Elections will then take place in May 2017

  • Central government is offering to give more powers to English regions to improve their area, particularly help grow the local economy and create private sector jobs.

    Follow the link below to see the proposed devolution deal document:

    Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal Agreement

    Consultation on the Sheffield City Region devolution deal ended at midnight on Friday 15 January 2016. A summary report of the consultation responses can be found by following the link below:

    Sheffield City Region Devolution Consultation Summary Report

    The Sheffield City Region (SCR) is one of those areas along with Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, the North East, West Midlands and Tees Valley areas, which has taken up this opportunity.

    Devolution means we can have more control over things that we want for our towns and cities in this area and to decide at local level rather than in London what matters to us and our future.

    This deal covers Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover and Bassetlaw and has been worked up with local councils and business leaders. It will allow us to have more money and decision-making powers as well as greater control over job creation, skills and transport improvements, and increase the number of new businesses.


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