More power to control local transport, housing, planning, policing and public health could be on its way to Yorkshire.
Chancellor George Osborne will today set out plans for “radical devolution” for cities to allow them to grow their local economies.
Later today he is expected to say that it is time for major cities in England to take control of their own affairs.
And it could see West Yorkshire follow in Manchester’s steps by taking greater control over the budget for the region.
He has previously said devolution must go hand-in-hand with the establishment of an elected mayor and is expected to reiterate that, saying people must have a “single point of accountability”.
“The old model of trying to run everything in our country from the centre of London is broken,” Mr Osborne is expected to say.
“It’s led to an unbalanced economy. It’s made people feel remote from the decisions that affect their lives. It’s not good for our prosperity or our democracy.”
The plans under the Cities Devolution Bill will help to implement the so-called Northern Powerhouse vision Mr Osborne has previously outlined as a way to rebalance the UK economy.
Manchester is the first city set to benefit from extra powers, with plans for an elected “metro mayor” for the whole of the Greater Manchester region.