MENU Unleashing Yorkshire’s Potential Through Devolution

Matters to be devolved to Yorkshire

Compared to those parts of the UK that already have devolution, powers over the following matters would need to be devolved to Yorkshire to correct the democratic imbalance:

  • Agriculture, fisheriesforestry and rural development
  • Ancient monuments, historic buildings and natural heritage
  • Central banking functions and services
  • Economic development and financial assistance to industry
  • Education and training
  • Environment
  • Fire and rescue services and promotion of fire safety
  • Food
  • Health and health services
  • Highways and transport
  • Housing
  • Law and home affairs
  • Local government
  • Police
  • Public administration
  • Revenue raising and taxation
  • Social welfare
  • Sport, recreation and the arts
  • Statistics, public registers and records
  • Strategic planning
  • Tourism
  • Town and country planning
  • Water and flood defence
  • Yorkshire heritage, culture & dialect