The decentralisation agreement, reached with the government in March 2020 by the five West Yorkshire Council presidents, is expected to bring at least $1.8 billion in additional public investment to local control over the next 30 years, as well as greater freedom to make decisions on the ground on municipal issues. The order was drawn up by the government on the basis of the decentralisation agreement agreed between the councils and the government and the results of the eight-week public consultation conducted in the summer by the combined authority and the West Yorkshire Councils. In a joint statement, the five West Yorkshire presidents, Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe (Bradford), Cllr Tim Swift (Calderdale), Cllr Shabir Pandor (Kirklees), Cllr Judith Blake (Leeds) and Cllr Denise Jeffery (Wakefield) said: “Last month our councils and the Joint Authority supported and presented to the government the results of the public consultation on regional decentralisation. The results of the consultation were supported by most participants. We will now discuss the order that the government has submitted for approval. Today`s agreement follows important negotiations between West Yorkshire Council leaders and Community Minister Simon Clarke, assisted by officials from the West Yorkshire authorities and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Yorkshire councils `ready` to look into decentralisation agreement The decentralisation regulation will be adopted by Parliament next month, with the decentralisation contract due to be implemented in February 2021. The people of West Yorkshire are invited to elect the region`s first mayor in May 2021. The leaders of the five West Yorkshire councils have reached an ambitious decentralisation agreement with the government, which provides for a historic transfer of powers and investment from Whitehall to our region. It will provide local control of at least $1.8 billion in funding for things important to the people of West Yorkshire. The proposed decentralisation agreement in West Yorkshire will be before the five councils of the region and the common authority next week in order to reach an agreement on the entry into force of the parliamentary process for the implementation of Parliament. This document contains the terms of a proposed decentralisation agreement between the government and the local authorities in West Yorkshire, which includes Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield Councils, as well as the West Yorkshire Combine Authority.

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