Councils give green light to £4 billion East Midlands Devolution deal. Today (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 will come into existence next Spring.
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...
The inaugural election for East Midlands Mayor will take place
on 2nd May 2024
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.