Devolution Deal

What is devolution?

In England, Devolution refers to the transfer of powers, functions, responsibilities, assets and budgets from central Government and agencies of Central Government through to Local Councils and groups of local Councils in the shape of “Combined Authorities”.

Devolution Facts

What we plan to do

Six priorities are at the heart of the North Midlands devolution deal to create a better future for the area; housing, jobs and skills, transport, maximising national and international investment and a value for money public sector. 

Devolution Team

Who we are

19 local authorities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, together with business leaders from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, are seeking to create a single Combined Authority for the region by March 2016 - the first bid in a two tier Authority. 

Latest news

  1. Latest position on North Midlands devolution deal

    The leaders of 13 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire councils have confirmed their commitment to the creation of a North Midlands Combined Author ...

  2. Devolution means business – groups back North Midlands deal

    More business leaders have given their backing to a devolution deal for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The Nottinghamshire Business Engagem ...

  3. Local Enterprise Partnerships urges businesses to back "game-changing" North Midlands Devolution Deal

    Businesses have been urged to throw their weight behind the proposals for a North Midlands Devolution Deal because of its significant potenti ...

Potential benefits of devolution