Devolution is the transfer of powers and funding from national government to local places, meaning decisions are made closer to the people, communities and businesses which are affected.
Councils across Greater Lincolnshire are developing proposals for devolution and want to start a conversation with businesses to explore whether devolution is right for our area.
Local authorities have asked the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to lead this business discussion ahead of submitting a deal to government at the end of this year. The LEP has launched a survey (Wednesday 11 May 2022) to seek the views from the business community because a devolution deal for Lincolnshire could be important to the business community.
As West Lindsey District Council looks to its future and the possibilities ahead, it is vital that the views of our businesses are heard. It is recognised that we have important economic links in Greater Lincolnshire, across the Humber Bank, into the East Midlands and beyond.
In order to maximise our opportunities for the benefit of our communities, our young people and our families, we must ensure that we have a balanced approach. To do that we must listen to how our businesses see the future and how balance can be achieved and supported for the good of all. We would encourage you all to take five minutes to complete the survey.
The survey which is now open, closes on 25 June 2022 and will be used to influence local leaders in how they develop and what they prioritise in a future devolution deal.
Devolution Lincolnshire is a partnership of the 10 authorities across Greater Lincolnshire:
- Lincolnshire County Council
- North East Lincolnshire
- North Lincolnshire Council
- Boston Borough Council
- City of Lincoln Council
- East Lindsey District Council
- North Kesteven District Council
- South Holland District Council
- South Kesteven District Council
- West Lindsey District Council