The council appointed Pricewaterhouse Cooper to assess the best solution for the county and its report shows that setting up a single authority will cost a minimum of £18m and as much as £38m. The authority also predicts savings of up to £252 million over five years, equivalent to £50.4m per year.
North Yorkshire County Council has outlined its case for a single council for the county in a move which officials say could cost up to £38 million to set up. Consultants Pricewaterhouse Cooper reported to NYCC on the plans, revealing that setting up a single...
Councils in North Yorkshire are to vote on proposals for a shake-up of the local government structure. Both the county council and districts have tabled different plans for the county.
City of York’s council leader has said the authority will submit plans to remain as a unitary council, under local government shake-up plans. It means the council will support North Yorkshire County Council’s bid for a single authority.
North Yorkshire devolution is underway. Councils have been invited to submit plans for a shake-up of the local government system in the county. But what precisely is going on and what happens now?
Ministers have invited political leaders in the county to submit their plans for a shake-up of local government in North Yorkshire. It comes as the government made it a requirement ahead of any devolution bid.
This week’s political columnist is John Harris CBE from Harrogate. John who has long campaigned for a single Yorkshire authority asks if the government may be about to do another u-turn as doubt and uncertainty grows about the prospect of devolution for North Yorkshire.
Liberal Democrats in Harrogate and Knaresborough have called for a KPMG report into district councils’ devolution bid to be published. It comes as the government appears to have shelved its plans for devolution this year.
The Independent Care Group says it would be “pointless and unnecessary” to dismantle the existing relationship between care homes and North Yorkshire County Council.
North Yorkshire’s seven district and borough council leaders, including Harrogate’s Richard Cooper, have urged the Prime Minister to focus on fighting Covid rather than reorganising local government.
Under a devolution plan, North Yorkshire would get its very own elected mayor. But what would you do if you were mayor of North Yorkshire for a day?
Cllr Carl Les has warned that a devolution deal is needed “now, more than ever”. There are concerns that the government is delaying publishing a white paper on devolution.
We spoke to representatives of three residents groups in the Harrogate and Ripon areas to see whether they think government plans to create bigger local authorities will increase the local voice in planning.