29 August 2017
Holiday Inn Doncaster A1 (M), Jct.36
Only 1 ticket per company
Doncaster’s businesspeople may have seen and heard much debate over recent weeks about the issue of devolution.
A number of Local Authorities in Yorkshire (including Doncaster, Leeds, Hull, Bradford and many more) have recently stated their interest in exploring a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal. Contrastingly, a number of partners have expressed concern at this development as they believe that the primary focus should, instead, be on finalising a Sheffield City Region devolution deal.
The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority has agreed to postpone making a decision about what the deal should look like until September 2017 whilst different options are explored. The Chamber is using hiatus to engage with Doncater firms to explore their views on devolution.
Devolution could be a game changer for our local economy but only if it is the right deal and delivers what business wants.
It’s therefore imperative that you and other Doncaster firms have your say about what is the best deal for your business and the town.
You are invited to attend this Focus Group to discuss the future direction of Doncaster’s economy, partnerships and governance.
Lee Tillman, Assistant Director Strategy and Performance at Doncaster MBC will present on what a Yorkshire Devolution Deal would look like and details about a Sheffield City Region deal will also be shared. A discussion, chaired by Dan Fell, CEO of Doncaster Chamber, will ensue about both deals for the Chamber to gain a more detailed understanding of the current business sentiment to be able to collegiately and robustly engage with the decision-makers.
Tea, coffee & pastries will be served.
There’s never been a more important time to join us for a Your Voice focus group. Doncaster Chamber remains neutral in the debate. It sees benefits in both arguments (SCR and Yorkshire) and is keen to hear your views.
Take the Devolution snap poll to share your views now.
What is devolution?
In short, devolution is about moving resource and responsibility away from central government towards local decision makers that are better informed to make decisions about what their local economy needs in relation to issues such as: infrastructure investment, education and skills, business support, and inward investment. Doncaster Chamber and DMBC are committed to this happening.