We are the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

New name. New identity. Same ambitions for South Yorkshire.

To better reflect who we are, the communities we serve and the way we work we have changed our name from “Sheffield City Region”, to the “South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority”.

This is part of a series of changes over time which will better integrate public transport, the Mayor and the four Councils of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and the private sector through the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

These bodies together serve the communities and businesses of South Yorkshire. By bringing these organisations together we will be able to better invest in and manage the 102 million passenger journeys made each year in South Yorkshire and deliver on our mission to create a stronger, greener, fairer South Yorkshire.

Comprised of a Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) we work at a regional level to invest in delivering business growth, skills and economic development related projects, in addition to transport, housing, and the Mayor’s agenda.

We are a diverse and super-connected economy comprising a dynamic core city, thriving towns and market towns, outstanding countryside and a significant rural economy.

Building a stronger, greener and fairer economy for South Yorkshire

The Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) sets out local leaders’ blueprint to drive the region’s recovery from COVID and transform South Yorkshire’s economy and society for people, businesses and places.

The SEP paves the way to a stronger, greener and fairer economy as the region looks to unlock its potential and create prosperity and opportunity for all.

Implementing its 20-year Strategic Economic Plan will mean by 2041 the South Yorkshire economy will look very different, with an extra £7.6bn GVA, 33,000 extra people in higher level jobs, reduced income inequality and improved wages by over £1,500 for the lowest paid, and a net zero carbon economy.

The SEP has been developed in collaboration with South Yorkshire’s four councils and will help the South Yorkshire MCA and LEP secure additional funding from Government, such as through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Read the Strategic Economic Plan.

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