The landmark South Yorkshire devolution deal has been officially agreed and signed into law this week.
The order was today signed by the Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Simon Clarke MP on Monday (27 July).
The deal marks a significant breakthrough for the region, equipping local leaders with the tools and resources to build back better from the coronavirus pandemic.
It will grant new powers and millions of pounds in new funding into the region.
“The landmark South Yorkshire devolution deal has today been signed into law. This is a great day for South Yorkshire because millions of pounds in additional funding and new powers are available to support jobs and businesses, unlock opportunities for our people and deliver better public services,” said Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region.
“Devolution will open up our local knowledge and networks, bring power closer to the people, and help us reshape our economy and society in a way which reflects our values and priorities. I am determined to create a stronger, greener and fairer South Yorkshire and North and this is just the start of our journey.”