Hull City Council is supporting a One Yorkshire devolution deal for Yorkshire.
One Yorkshire is about transferring more powers from Whitehall to Yorkshire, giving local people much greater say over the issues that affect them, providing more investment in those areas that will make the biggest difference to the region’s economy, businesses and people, and enabling Yorkshire to play its full part in driving growth and productivity.
The benefits of One Yorkshire devolution for the region and for the UK could be huge. According to an independent economic study, the proposals could add up to £30billion to the region’s economy, which equates to £5,400 per person per year over 20 years. It could also significantly increase exports from the region and see more investment from skills, innovation/ R&D and inward investment.
A One Yorkshire devolution deal would see the creation of a directly elected Mayor, who would oversee the historic transfer of powers and funding to the region. This is one of Government’s key requirements for devolution proposals, along with ensuring proposals refer to a coherent economic geography and have local support – both of which One Yorkshire has.