About devolution

2.Local decision-making

Allowing decisions to be made at a local level

If the devolution proposal is put in place, some existing funding and powers will move from national government in London, directly to Hull and East Yorkshire.

This means that local voices will play a greater role in decision-making and be more aligned to the local people, communities and businesses they affect.

People who know and understand our area will make decisions for Hull and East Yorkshire across key areas, such as the economy, housing and regeneration, skills, and transport.

Bringing additional funding to the region

Under the devolution proposal, the region would have local control of approximately £400 million of new government funding to spend on local priorities.

Without a Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA), Hull and the East Riding would not get that funding.


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.

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