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York and North Yorkshire devolution

York is a member of the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

We're also a non-constituent member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, meaning we can contribute and benefit as a member but can’t vote on all issues.

LEPs are voluntary business-led partnerships of local businesses, local authorities, and other partners to promote economic growth across a 'functional economic geography'. LEPs can bid for funding from government through ‘Growth Deals’.

Combined Authorities are statutory bodies within which local authorities work together to deliver economic development, regeneration, and transport functions. The idea is that if local authorities work together on these issues, they can work more effectively.

A key difference between LEPs and Combined Authorities is that as Combined Authorities are statutory bodies they can act as accountable bodies for funding from Government.

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