Reaction from Ben Hall, Head of the Leeds office of real estate services provider Colliers International.
The Budget announcement of a £2bn devolution deal with a directly elected mayor for West Yorkshire has been welcomed by Ben Hall, head of the Leeds office of real estate services provider Colliers International.
He said: “This devolution deal for West Yorkshire is long overdue, and recognises the significance of Leeds and also the city’s potential.
“Leeds provides the biggest contribution to the Northern Powerhouse, as well as being the UK’s largest regional finance centre with a total workforce of over 1.4 million. Devolution will mean decisions for Yorkshire can be made in Yorkshire, instead of in Westminster. It will also boost the regional economy by making it possible to realise transport schemes that will improve connectivity.”