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BY Sam Walker | Wednesday 10 April 2024

Hull is entering into a devolution deal with the East Riding of Yorkshire to bring more powers to the local authorities.

Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council recently submitted the Hull and East Yorkshire Devolution Proposal to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The deal on the table includes £400 million of game-changing investment that will help to transform the region.

This will be invested in the local economy, communities and places, with the promise of more in future spending cycles.

It will help to create support for accessible jobs in more deprived communities, increase local decision-making on investments and provide the certainty for more investment by the private sector.

In addition, £20 million of capital investment in 2024/25 is pledged to support local economic growth priorities, as well as a further £4.6 million to enable the building of new homes on brownfield within Hull and East Yorkshire.

The devolution proposal will create a combined authority, which could be established in autumn 2024, subject to Secretary of State approval.

Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Councils will work closely together to help to establish a combined authority for the area.

This would be led by an elected mayor, with elections expected to take place in May 2025.

You can find out more about devolution here.