About devolution

3.Devolution timeline


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

On 21 December 2023, both local authorities' full councils agreed to authorise a public consultation on the devolution proposal.

An 8-week period of consultation ran between 2 January 2024 and 27 February 2024 to allow you to have your say. Over 5,800 people gave their views, showing broad support for devolution to Hull and East Riding. You can read the consultation results and their analysis on the HEY devolution website.

If the Secretary of State is happy with the Proposal to set up a Hull and East Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, they will prepare the necessary legal documents to bring this to Parliament. Before it is laid before Parliament, both councils will be asked to take a final decision on whether or not to proceed - this will take place during May and June 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.

Proposal submission

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

Councils review order

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

Send to Parliament

Secretary of State lays the order to Parliament after consideration.

MCA created

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


Mayoral election takes place.


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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