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Read the Yorkshire devolution document in full

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For many months, it has been the subject of intense discussion and debate in the region’s town halls as well as the corridors of power in Whitehall and Westminster.

And now, three years after then-Chancellor George Osborne promised to hand over wide-ranging powers and funding in a bid to break the stranglehold of central government on local affairs, a devolution deal for Yorkshire appears closer than ever. Here is the full document.