The Yorkshire council serving England’s largest county faces having to make “some very difficult decisions” to balance its books because of the rising levels of support required for children with special education needs.
He leads the council responsible for some of the happiest places in the country, but farmer’s son Richard Foster says a devolution deal for Yorkshire is needed to help him maintain its strong communities. Rob Parsons reports.
Yorkshire leaders will consult with leading business groups in the coming weeks as part of their detailed analysis on the benefits of a region-wide devolution deal as they bid to make the case to Ministers about its merits.
VITAL improvements to rail services in Yorkshire on Britain’s flagship East Coast Main Line service may still be years away despite the Government pledging to carry out £780m of infrastructure work on the route.
A newly-established ‘Council for the North’ will give civic and business leaders a chance to advise Ministers on how to close the economic divide. Rob Parsons spoke to the man chosen to lead the organisation.
Fares on the nation’s railways must become simpler and easier for passengers to understand if the full potential of HS2 is to be realised, according to the outgoing head of the company behind the high speed rail project.
Yorkshire’s political leaders today hit back at the Government in the ongoing row over a region-wide devolution deal as they called for Ministers to offer “a constructive approach and rapid progress in the coming weeks and months”.
A Yorkshire council leader has questioned whether the rail industry fully understands the reasons for the Northern timetable chaos after saying she was “dismayed” by the response from senior officials.