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Reaction to York & North Yorkshire Devolution announcement

01/08/2022 News
Reaction to York & North Yorkshire Devolution announcement

York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed today’s announcement of a proposed devolution deal.

The planned 30 year devolution agreement for York and North Yorkshire would deliver funding for key policies and strategies, providing better roads and public transport, improving education and job opportunities, boosting the economy and placing the region at the forefront of the green energy sector to tackle climate change.

Helen Simpson OBE, Chair of York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “This proposed devolution deal offers new and more targeted funding to strengthen the York and North Yorkshire economy and create new and better-paid jobs. It creates significant economic opportunity and provides a chance to both address our challenges and realise the potential of York and North Yorkshire. This will bolster business confidence and the potential for attracting further investment into the region.

“We also welcome the support it can provide to fulfilling York and North Yorkshire’s ambition to become England’s first carbon negative region. Devolution investment can transform digital and transport connectivity to create new business opportunities and help build more affordable and greener homes that can reduce the cost of living.

“We are the first genuinely city region and rural powerhouse deal and I look forward to the opportunity of working with the Mayor and our local leaders to make York and North Yorkshire greener, fairer and stronger.”

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