What is the North East Combined Authority?
The North East Combined Authority brings together the seven councils which serve:
- County Durham
- North Tyneside
- South Tyneside
It aims to:
- increase growth in jobs
- increase investment and living standards
- make the North East an excellent location for business
- help residents raise their skill levels and benefit from economic growth
In November 2017, the authorities of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland agreed a 'minded to' devolution deal with government for the North of Tyne.
In order for the three councils to accept and implement the deal they must:
- come out of the current North East Combined Authority (NECA), which comprises Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland
- create a new mayoral combined authority for the North of Tyne area
- create a joint transport committee to oversee transport arrangements across the whole of the North East
More information about the devolution proposals for the North of Tyne can be found at www.northoftynedevolution.com.