Published: 29th Jun 2020

South Yorkshire is set to get more powers and funding from central government after a landmark devolution deal has been agreed between the region’s local authorities and Westminster. The order for the deal will be laid in Parliament today (29 June), after letters of agreement were submitted by Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis, and council leaders in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. It is set to be approved in Parliament over the coming weeks, and once it becomes law, the region will get the extra funding and powers. The deal includes control of a new, flexible single pot of funding for economic growth, which incorporates an additional £30 million annual allocation over the next 30 years. It also secures devolved transport powers and funding; full devolution of the Adult Education Budget of around £35m a year, for colleges and training providers; … (To read the full article, subscribe below)