A new Combined County Authority

Devolution would create a new legal entity known formally as a Combined County Authority (CCA). This would include Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council and cover the areas of both cities and both counties.

The four authorities would still exist as individual councils and would work together on a formal and legal basis to improve the region for our communities and businesses.

Rather than a brand-new tier of government, devolution would move existing funding and powers from London, directly to us in the East Midlands, which means that local voices would play a greater role in decision making.

The new Combined County Authority would include representatives from existing county, city, borough, and district councils and it would be led by a new regional Mayor. There would also be opportunities for private, public, and voluntary sector organisations to contribute and have their voices heard.