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Timeline

January 2023

Deal is signed with the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

March 2023

A public consultation ends with overall support for the changes

Autumn 2023 - early 2024

A cabinet report to each council will seek final approval to proceed. An order will then be made in

Parliament paving the way for the formation of the new authority

May 2024

The public will elect a new Mayor

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