Have Your Say on the West of England Devolution Deal
The national government would hand over more funding and powers to a Combined Authority in a deal worth £1bn, the largest devolution deal in the country.
The deal is available to read as the Combined Authority have put forward the proposed deal for public consultation.
This deal will allow more decisions to be made locally, and will hopefully speed up the building of new houses and help to create more local jobs.
The West of England Mayoral Combined Authority
The new funding and powers would be overseen by the three councils, working together as the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority. The public would elect a mayor in 2017 to oversee the new funding and powers.
Adult Education and Skills
The proposed deal would give the Combined Authority control over the entire Adult Education Budget by 2018. They would be responsible for the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers, would work with central government on the design of local careers and enterprise provision, and would co-design a new National Work and Health Programme. The local councils would be able to make informed decisions on issues, ensuring that local businesses' skills and recruitment requirements are supported in our education sector.
Have your say!
The public consultation is to gather your views on how this authority should be run.