Devolution – have your say

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Devolution Public Consultation

URGENT – End Date 23rd August

What is Devolution?

Devolution is the passing of powers and some cases funding to a Local Authority from Government to provide certain key services locally. In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough theses will be delivered by a Combined Authority.

What is a Combined Authority?

A Combined Authority is a legal partnership of Local Authorities, which in this case to be established with an elected Mayor. The Combined Authority will be the vehicle to deliver the devolved services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  It will become in effect a fourth tier of Local Government.

What is an Elected Mayor?

The Mayor will be elected by the public and they will be responsible for helping the Combined Authority deliver its strategic functions below.

What services could be the responsibility of the Combined Authority?

Flood defense and Coastal Management – Learning Skills, Education, Apprentices and Employment- Business Support – Health & Social Care – Public Service Reform – Housing and Planning -Transport – Electronic Communications

*This is not exhaustive as this may evolve and be added to over time

How will the Combined Authority be funded?

The Combined Authority will in part be funded by Government. It may also be funded by the retention locally of Business Rates and through your Council Tax bills as a levy.

What is the Consultation about?

You are being asked your views on the Devolution Deal in regards to the Combined Authorities functions and funding.   It is also an important opportunity to put your views on Devolution and the Combined Authority to Government before the arrangement is later ratified.

Respond to the Consultation now – it will close 23rd August 2016-