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Decision details

Implementing the South Yorkshire Devolution Deal

Decision Maker: Co-operative Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report updates Cabinet on progress towards implementation of the 2015 South Yorkshire Devolution Deal (Devolution Deal).




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





(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.



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.




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.




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




Charlie Adan, Interim Chief Executive




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee.


Publication date: 19/03/2020

Date of decision: 18/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Co-operative Executive

Effective from: 26/03/2020

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