Is devolution good for business? Have your say here


Tuesday 19 July 2016



Business views needed to shape the debate on a possible devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

By filling out this survey your views will be taken into account by councillors and partners who are set to debate the issue later in the year. The results of the consultation will also be shared with government who would have to agree any devolution deal for the area.

Councils have proposed a deal to government that could see more decisions made in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by a new organisation called a Combined Authority (link). Currently government makes these decisions on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s behalf.

Councils across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, including the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership, have voted to consult with the public on proposals that could impact on residents and businesses.

This devolution process is also taking place in other areas of the UK.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal includes:

● A new £20million annual fund to improve local infrastructure - such as road and rail projects. This fund would be for the next 30 years

● A new £100million housing fund to be invested over the next five years to build more homes in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

● A new £70million fund to be used to build more council rented homes in Cambridge over the next five years because house prices are so high in the city

● Transferring other powers and funding that currently sit with Government down to the Combined Authority – in areas such as public transport, apprenticeships and helping people get back into work

● A Combined Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with a locally elected Mayor

More information about the deal, and supporting materials, can be found on your local council’s website.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough proposal includes the following organisations and areas covered by them - Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambridge City Council and the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership.

Please take some time so you can have your say on a devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.



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