£3.75bn devolution bid submitted for ‘One Yorkshire’

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    ‘One Yorkshire’ – a group of 18 councils in the region – has submitted a £3.75 billion devolution bid.

    The bid, submitted to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, outlines plans for a £125m-a-year, 30-year-deal and a directly elected "Mayor for Yorkshire" to be voted in to power by 2020.

    It involves all of Yorkshire's local authorities except Sheffield and Rotherham councils.

    A letter to Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid from the leaders of the interested councils asked for an "urgent meeting to discuss the proposals" in order to take them forward "swiftly".

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