This document sets out the terms of a proposed agreement for a devolution deal between the government and the local authorities of West Yorkshire, comprising Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield Councils, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
This agreement is subject to ratification by those councils and the Combined Authority, and to the statutory requirements for making the secondary legislation implementing the provisions of the deal. These statutory requirements include those councils and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority consenting to the legislation and Parliament approving it. Once that legislation is made the devolution deal will be confirmed.
The deal will devolve a range of powers and responsibilities to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, supporting the region to drive economic growth and prosperity within its communities and across the north of England.