Devolution
Hull and East Yorkshire

Devolution

The devolution consultation ran from 2 January 2024 and closed on 27 February 2024. Thank you for having your say - your feedback showed broad support for the proposals and has been essential in helping Hull and East Riding councils decide to proceed to the next stage of the devolution deal.

Devolution at a glance

Devolution is the transfer of powers and funding from national to local government.

Benefits of devolution

If adopted, the devolution proposal would bring significant new investment into the area, helping to create more job opportunities, including:

Upcoming steps

March
2024
Review results

Analysis and consideration of consultation results, with decisions taken on whether to progress the devolution deal. Decision to submit proposal to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities taken at Joint Leaders' Board.

April
2024
Proposal submission

Submission to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

June
2024
Councils review order

Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Councils consider the draft order.

Summer*
2024
Send to Parliament

Secretary of State lays the order to Parliament after consideration.

Autumn*
2024
MCA created

Order made for the creation of the Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA). Combined authority established.

May
2025
Election

Mayoral election takes place.

How have we got here?

On 22 November 2023, the government announced a proposed devolution deal for Hull and East Yorkshire.

* Assumed dates, should the devolution progress as expected.

Consultation

Devolution could bring about important change in Hull and East Yorkshire. Thank you for having your say during the public consultation, which took place between 2 January 2024 and 27 February 2024. Your views have helped inform the decision to progress to the next stage of the deal.

You can read the independent analysis of the consultation results on the HEY devolution website.

Commonly asked questions

Confused about devolution? We've written answers for some commonly asked questions to help.

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