but the Cambridgeshire/Peterborough deal retained support, and
in November 2016 a deal was signed which provided the Combined
Authority with broad powers in respect of investment in the region,
transport, land use, and skills and education.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
(summary compiled with reference to Devolution: A Mayor for
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, DCLG)
l General power of competence.
l Ability to raise a precept on council tax bills.
l Ability to raise an infrastructure levy.
l Borrowing powers.
l Transport powers including: the power to develop and implement
a Local Transport Plan; the development of a Key Route Network.
l Bus franchising powers.
l Land and development powers including the specific power to review
housing needs within the Combined Authority area and to propose the
creation and development of Mayoral Development Corporations.
l Single pot consisting of an Investment Fund grant worth £600m over
l Apprenticeship grant for employers.
l Housing fund totalling £170m (consisting of a £100m housing and
infrastructure fund and an additional £70m for housing in the City of
Cambridge) over five years, to March 2021.