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Councils give green light to £4 billion East Midlands Devolution deal. On Thursday 7th December, 2023, Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council each approved plans to create the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA), which comes into existence in Spring 2024.

The inaugural election for EMCCA Mayor took place
on 2nd May 2024 with Claire Margaret Ward (Labour) being elected.

Latest news from EMCCA here...


The following historical notes are left here for your interest:

EMCCA is set to bring in around £4 billion of funding for the region, alongside devolved powers for transport, skills and adult education, housing, the environment and economic development. Read much more about plans for EMCCA here...

Now (September 2022) Government is proposing an East Midlands Devolution deal worth some £1.14 billion! This has been in discussion with elected bodies for some time but to get a feel for this, read Notts County Council’s email here...

As of June 2017, Bassetlaw District Council has decided to withdraw its application to become part of Sheffield City Region which was then one of the Government’s devolution initiatives.