Crunch summit to decide South Yorkshire devolution deal



South Yorkshire’s council leaders are set to hold a crunch summit to agree a devolution deal, The Star has learned.
Julie Dore, Chris Read, Sir Steve Houghton and Ros Jones will get together on Thursday aiming to thrash out an arrangement acceptable to both camps, according to Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis.
He said they were now very close to agreeing a deal that offered “the best of both worlds.”
Under the plan, Barnsley and Doncaster would give their consent to the Sheffield City Region deal, releasing money and powers, following the election of a South Yorkshire mayor on a two-year term.
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20 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 34
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