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Agenda item

Implementing the South Yorkshire Devolution Deal

Report of the Interim Chief Executive.

 

Decision:

9.1

The Interim Chief Executive submitted a report providing an update on progress towards implementation of the 2015 South Yorkshire Devolution Deal (Devolution Deal).

 

9.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

(a) the progress on the 2015 South Yorkshire Devolution Agreement be noted;

 

(b) the timetable for consultation on the Deal be noted; and

 

(c) that it be noted that the Interim Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Director of Legal and Governance, has delegated authority to take forward and conclude the Devolution Agreement, consent to the enabling Orders and agree the terms of the SCR Constitution in line with the principles outlined in this report.

 

9.3

Reasons for Decision

 

Sheffield has been fully committed to the South Yorkshire Devolution Agreement since it was agreed in 2015. The steps outlined in this report will enable the progression of the Deal (pending the outcome of the consultation and decision of the Secretary of State) and thus ensure that communities in

Sheffield and South Yorkshire have access to vital, long-term funding and powers to improve local skills, training and transport services.

 

Further, with the Government making clear their intentions to further devolution in England to Mayoral Combined Authorities, this Deal ensures that Sheffield City Region is best placed to access further investment.

 

 

9.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

Do nothing – if these delegations are not put in place it is extremely likely that the parliamentary process will not be completed prior to the summer. This would mean a delay in the benefits of the Deal being secured for the people and communities of South Yorkshire.

 

 

9.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Charlie Adan, Interim Chief Executive

 

 

9.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee.

 

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