The Deal

The Sheffield City Region has a clear plan to grow its economy. We want to create 70,000 jobs in the City Region over the next 10 years. We will focus on three key areas:

  1. Investing in infrastructure – that means better places to live, learn, work and do business in with improved roads and transport
  2. Better skills, employment and education
  3. Growing businesses whether home grown or attracting new ones

Like other northern areas, we need to boost our economy, have more opportunities for local people to work in higher skilled, higher income jobs, be part of a highly interconnected northern economy with Leeds and Manchester. The City Region needs a stronger and larger private sector.

Because we have put forward a deal as part of the Government’s devolution offer, this means we will have a Metro-Mayor as part of the package. The deal document was signed and can be found here Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal Agreement

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 1st July to 12th August 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