Daniel Jarvis Mayor Sheffield

Just days before the Sheffield City Region Development Conference a major announcement has been made surrounding the topic of devolution.

A new landmark deal has been struck that will unlock additional funding and powers to drive development, investment and economic growth across the City Region. The deal, worth millions of pounds in additional funding, will be officially approved by Parliament over the coming weeks.

Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, said: “This is a landmark moment for our region. We are seeing powers transferred from Westminster – it means more decisions about South Yorkshire will be made in South Yorkshire. The journey to reach this point has been long and difficult. I firmly believe it is worthwhile, as it provides leaders in South Yorkshire the opportunity to transform our region. I am confident we will seize this moment to build back better, creating a stronger, fairer, greener economy and society.

“The deal comes at a crucial time, as we look to overcome the pandemic. I am working alongside the leaders of our local authorities, and in partnership with our businesses, universities, colleges and central government, to secure new investment and put us on the road to a stronger, fairer future for South Yorkshire. Devolution does not stop at city region level. This is the start of our devolution journey, and working together across the wider region is going to be even more important than ever before.”

Sheffield City Region’s Chief Executive Officer Dave Smith will be delivering an opening keynote at Friday’s Sheffield City Region Development Conference where he’ll share details on the massive announcement and what it means for the future Sheffield City Region vision. You can register for the event here: https://www.built-environment-networking.com/event/sheffield-city-region-development-conference/