Archive by category Devolution

Council leaders bid for combined devolution deal for more funding and new local powers

Council leaders bid for combined devolution deal for more funding and new local powers

Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council have sent initial proposals to negotiate a combined devolution deal. The four councils were named as pathfinder areas by the Government in February and were invited to apply for a devolution deal. The councils are now at the front of the queue […]

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Devolution vision for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Devolution vision for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Leaders from the nine councils in Nottinghamshire have set out their ambitious joint vision for devolved powers to improve investment in the economy, the environment and health. In a paper to the joint City of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Economic Prosperity Committee, councils have outlined how they would work in partnership to help boost economic investment, […]

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Midlands Engine revs up to bring more jobs and growth to the region

Midlands Engine revs up to bring more jobs and growth to the region

A new Midlands investment hub, overseas trade missions and extra government funding will see the Midlands Engine firing on all cylinders. Addressing business leaders and decision makers at the Midlands Engine Summit today (Monday 4 July), Business Minister Anna Soubry will announce further support to boost growth in the region and help the Midlands Engine […]

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Chancellor’s nod could trigger Devolution revolution for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Chancellor’s nod could trigger Devolution revolution for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Only ‘the nod’ from Chancellor George Osborne now stands between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire securing the biggest handover of powers from Government in generations. New laws received Royal Assent yesterday (28 January 2016) which could release “game-changing” investment in infrastructure, job creation, transport and skills. The UK currently has one of the most centralised systems of […]

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Devolution details published for the first time as Government urged to seal the deal

Devolution details published for the first time as Government urged to seal the deal

The “size of the prize” of devolution for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire has been set out publicly in detail for the first time, as the region’s draft deal is published today (Tuesday 5 January 2016). The deal document, which sets out the final negotiating position of the Council and business leaders behind the bid, was sent to Chancellor George […]

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Back the bid – businesses urged to support devolution revolution for East Midlands

Back the bid – businesses urged to support devolution revolution for East Midlands

Business and Council leaders have issued a rallying call to businesses to back a devolution deal for the East Midlands. Companies across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are being urged to get behind the campaign, with the local economy set to be the biggest beneficiary of the devolution revolution. Leading business figures and organisations, including East Midlands […]

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Business backing for devolution deal

Business backing for devolution deal

Senior business leaders have thrown their weight behind a ground-breaking devolution deal for the East Midlands. A team of nineteen local authorities and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership are in final negotiations with Government over a devolution deal which would drive co-ordinated economic growth across a combined area of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire. Businesses […]

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You devolve and we’ll deliver – Minister gets the message from Derbyshire and Notts Council Leaders

You devolve and we’ll deliver – Minister gets the message from Derbyshire and Notts Council Leaders

Senior Government officials were told that Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are ready, willing and able to deliver on devolution during a high-profile visit to the area today. Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Lord Heseltine was in the area to meet with the 19 Leaders of City, County, District and Borough […]

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