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North Yorkshire Devolution

 On April 1st 2023, a new North Yorkshire Council will replace the eight current district councils, this has already been approved. The next stage is the possibility of devolution and the election of a North Yorkshire Mayor.

Devolution is the transfer of money and functions from central Government to sub regions, to allow decisions to be made locally. A Mayor will be appointed to lead the combined authority.  

Public Consultation took place until the 16th December 2022.  The next stap is based on this information, independent advisors from the Consultation Institute will analyse and prepare a summary of the responses and a report that explains the outcome of the consultation.

The consideration of the consultation outcome will be facilitated through discussions at council meetings. These considerations will inform the decision as to whether or not to submit the scheme (as revised if appropriate).

A draft devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire has been proposed which includes £18m of new funds every year for the next 30 years.

More information can be found on the York & North Yorkshire Devolution website