The One Yorkshire agreement would:
- see the creation of a Mayor of Yorkshire in 2020
- enable decisions currently taken by Government in London, to be made in the region
- allow Yorkshire access to funding and benefits similar to other areas with devolution agreements (like Greater Manchester and the West Midlands)
It's estimated that a One Yorkshire devolution agreement could help create 200,000 additional jobs and raise incomes by £500 per person over and above current economic forecasts.
In March 2018, a document setting out the vision for a One Yorkshire devolution agreement, including the creation of a Mayor of Yorkshire, was submitted to the Government.