Policy Yorkshire – A Stronger Voice For Yorkshire

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Policy Yorkshire - A Stronger Voice For Yorkshire

How much clout does Yorkshire have?

Are we losing out to other areas?

How can we ensure that Yorkshire’s voice is heard and taken notice of?

Amidst concerns that Yorkshire is falling behind other regions which have devolution and that its voice is not being heard, a major study is being launched to examine to what extent this is the case and what can be done about it.

Yorkshire has a population larger than Scotland and an economy larger than Wales, yet with no devolution, how powerful isits voice with government?If it is not reaching its full potential, how can it do this in the future?

‘Policy Yorkshire’, the only think tank dedicated to Yorkshire, is aiming to answer these questions in its first research project.

It is hoped that the Report will help shape the development of devolution in the region focussing not just on the structure but what powers new devolved bodies should have. It will also highlight what other steps are needed to enhance the region’s influence so that its needs are better addressed.

Bradford University has been commissioned to undertake the research for this project and it is aimed that the Report will be launched in the autumn.

We first need to complete raising the funds to pay for this. With some contributions already received,we need to raise a further £17,400.

Could you please help fund this important project?

We are asking for a minimum of £3,000 but a larger contribution will mean fewer sponsors and greater prominence for those involved.

Sponsors will be publicised in the report and accompanying press information. They will be invited to attend, and have publicity at, the Report’s launch event to which prominent local politicians, business people and local authority officers will be invited.

As Policy Yorkshire’s first research project, it is expected there will be significant media

If you would like to discuss being involved with this project please contact Ed Jacobs by emailing admin@policyyorkshire.org or ring 0113 278 0211.

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