Please download the file below to read the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Weekly Policy Briefing as of Friday 20 January.
This week’s key messages
- The Government awarded allocations in Round 2 of its flagship £2.1 billion Levelling Up Fund, with over 100 successful projects, including the ‘Barnsley Futures’ bid.
- Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show wages have grown at the fastest rate in more than 20 years, but are still failing to keep up with rising prices.
- Sheffield was revealed as the winner of the Startups Cities Index, an annual ranking of the top cities in the UK – outside of London – for starting a business.
- Local Transport Data from SYMCA shows the proportion of weekly bus use is 74.6% of pre-Covid figures and tram patronage is at 80.8% whilst the number of people counted overall at interchanges increased by +932 (+2.3%) to 40,655 from the previous week.