East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey are known as the Three Southern Counties or the 3SC. The combined GVA of Sussex and Surrey is £63.5 billion which is bigger than both the whole of Wales (£52 billion) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (£56 billion).
The population (2,507,900) is comparable to that of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (2,714,900). The population is forecast to rise to almost three million by 2037. At the heart of our devolution offer is a commitment to work with Government to deliver strong and sustainable economic growth, enhance productivity, transform public services and build on our track record for fiscal efficiency.
We are seeking a deal in a two-tier area facing significant economic and demographic demand challenges. A deal that provides a leading edge vision that others could adopt, re-imagining service delivery and embracing digital technology.
The full devolution prospectus can be viewed here.
News on the 3SC bid can be viewed here.