Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has said more devolution would help the UK.
By Ione Wells
Welsh Secretary Simon Hart says the UK government wants to build the scrapped M4 relief road.
By Felicity Evans
Political editor, Wales
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South Yorkshire's devolution deal was signed by government yesterday - more than four-and-a-half years after it was first announced.Copyright: GEOGRAPH/JTHOMAS/DAVID PICKERSGILL/PA
The deal will unlock almost £1bn of funding over the next 30 years and extra control over transport, strategic planning and skills in the region.
Yesterday saw the order, which was drawn up in October 2015, be signed into law by government minister Simon Clark MP.
Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis said it was a "great day" for South Yorkshire.
He said: "The landmark South Yorkshire Devolution deal has today been signed into law.
"This is a great day for South Yorkshire because millions of pounds in additional funding and new powers are available to support jobs and businesses, unlock opportunities for our people and deliver better public services.
“Devolution will open up our local knowledge and networks, bring power closer to the people, and help us reshape our economy and society in a way which reflects our values and priorities. I am determined to create a stronger, greener and fairer South Yorkshire and North and this is just the start of our journey.”