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Innovation at heart of Mayor’s spending plans

Innovation at heart of Mayor’s spending plans

Mayor of York and North Yorkshire David Skaith has announced plans for four new funds worth up to £27.5 million over four years. A Vibrant and Sustainable High Streets Fund, Carbon Negative Challenge Fund, Business Innovation Fund and Skills Innovation Fund aim to...

Time to champion the unique sectors driving region’s growth

Time to champion the unique sectors driving region’s growth

The Mayor of York and North Yorkshire has revealed the region’s six key sectors he believes are key to driving economic growth. David Skaith acknowledged the region’s core strengths but said inward investment depended on championing sectors where York and North...

David Skaith warmly welcomes King’s Speech

David Skaith warmly welcomes King’s Speech

I warmly welcome the commitment to devolution shown in the King’s Speech today and the confidence signalled for UK Mayors to act as the Government’s enablers for delivery. The commitment to growth, to be shaped by Growth Plans for local areas means that each area of...

Mayor on momentous week for York and North Yorkshire

Mayor on momentous week for York and North Yorkshire

Mayor David Skaith recaps a momentous week for York and North Yorkshire... With the general election behind us it’s been really great to fully focus again on my priorities for York and North Yorkshire, as mayor. On Monday I was invited to speak to more than 500...

Chancellor gets straight to work with mayors on growth mission

Chancellor gets straight to work with mayors on growth mission

Yorkshire's Mayors welcomed a “new dawn” for devolution after Tracy Brabin hosted talks with the Chancellor on the government’s growth mission in West Yorkshire today (11 July). The meeting, which included West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin, South Yorkshire Mayor...

Business leaders wanted to help shape region’s economy

Business leaders wanted to help shape region’s economy

The Mayor of York and North Yorkshire, David Skaith, is seeking business leaders to help shape economic growth for the region. A new Business Board is being created at York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority, which wants to ensure businesses can reap the benefits...

Combined Authority Chief Executive appointed

Combined Authority Chief Executive appointed

The first Chief Executive of York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority has been appointed. James Farrar, currently Interim Head of Paid Service and Director of Economy at the Combined Authority, is confirmed in the new post. Prior to the formation of the Combined...

Combined Authority funding and Deputy Mayor decisions

Combined Authority funding and Deputy Mayor decisions

A budget of £2.21 million for mayoral priorities has been approved by York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority. The Combined Authority has allocated Mayoral Investment Fund money towards six areas of work. This includes development of a Mayor’s High Street...

Mayor reflects on first weeks in office

Mayor reflects on first weeks in office

David Skaith, Mayor of York and North Yorkshire, reflects on his first few weeks in office. It’s an honour to be elected the first Mayor of York and North Yorkshire. In these opening weeks, I’m taking every opportunity to listen to communities across the region. It’s...

North Yorkshire Youth Commission publish latest report

North Yorkshire Youth Commission publish latest report

23 May 2024 The North Yorkshire Youth Commission has published their latest report, reflecting on their work from March 2023 to January 2024.   The Youth Commission allows young people to get involved and have their say about policing, fire, and crime, where they...

Mayor seeks strong collaboration with private sector

Mayor seeks strong collaboration with private sector

The new Mayor of York and North Yorkshire said it was time for the region to ‘shout about how great we are’ as he addressed delegates at UKREiiF, one of the UK’s biggest real estate investment conventions, in Leeds.   David Skaith, who became the region’s first...

Mayor meets York and North Yorkshire community groups

Mayor meets York and North Yorkshire community groups

17 May 2024Voluntary and community groups have met with York and North Yorkshire’s new Mayor, David Skaith. Community First Yorkshire hosted a roundtable event on Thursday (16), inviting the Mayor to meet more than a dozen local voluntary, community and social...

New Mayor’s first day in office

New Mayor’s first day in office

8 May 2024 David Skaith has started work as the first Mayor of York and North Yorkshire. With election results announced on Friday, yesterday marked the new Mayor’s first day in office. Duties included signing the Declaration of Acceptance of Office, which formally...

York and North Yorkshire Adult Education Budget Survey launched

York and North Yorkshire Adult Education Budget Survey launched

To maximise the opportunities of the devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB), and to ensure a smooth transition to the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority’s delivery of the AEB from August 2025, we are keen to engage and collaborate with stakeholders....

Launch event for Combined Authority

Launch event for Combined Authority

1 February 2024A new authority has launched today (1 February), unlocking millions of pounds of investment for York and North Yorkshire. Formation of the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority will see more than £540 million coming to the region, with further...

Is devolution the right way forward for York and North Yorkshire?

Is devolution the right way forward for York and North Yorkshire?

17 December 2023An 8-week consultation to gather the views of residents, businesses, and communities on the scheme for York and North Yorkshire devolution has now closed. The consultation ran from 21 October to 16 December 2023 and received over 2,200 contributions...

Investment call for housing and net zero projects

Investment call for housing and net zero projects

3 January 2023A multi-million pound call for projects in York and North Yorkshire has been launched today Expressions of interest are being invited for 2 funds. The £12.7 million York and North Yorkshire Brownfield Housing Fund aims to support the building of up to...

Green light to fund net zero projects

Green light to fund net zero projects

29 October 2023Careers net zero projects in York and North Yorkshire have been approved for allocations from a £7 million net zero fund A total of 23 schemes will receive a share of the York and North Yorkshire Net Zero Fund, investment which has been unlocked by the...

Helping young people access apprenticeships

Helping young people access apprenticeships

9 October 2023Careers Hubs across England are rolling out action plans to get more young people taking apprenticeships The York & North Yorkshire Careers Hub – led locally by the Y&NY LEP – is among them and aims to help learners overcome barriers and widen...

Landmark investment secured

Landmark investment secured

22 June 2023Investment in the region’s landscapes, rivers, coastline and urban green spaces will unlock significant value in the economy thanks to a trailblazing fund secured by York and North Yorkshire. The region is 1 of only 4 in England to each receive up to...

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