Combined Authority wins benefits for local people from new rail franchises

The North East Combined Authority has welcomed ‘Invitations to Tender’ for the Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises published today, promising a better deal for passengers, additional journeys across the region and new local accountability for how services are delivered. The neca has been working on behalf of local authorities to secure improvements to services […]

North East Devolution – Have your say

A series of meetings will take place across the North East to give business leaders, residents and partner agencies the opportunity to influence ambitious plans for regional devolution. The North East Combined Authority (neca)’s Leadership Board approved outline proposals to boost the region’s economic growth through devolved powers when it met last month. Now residents […]

Final elements of NECA budget agreed

The final elements of the North East Combined Authority budget have today (17 Feb) been agreed. Members of the authority met this afternoon to discuss the proposed transport grant to Nexus and resources for securing inward investment. Decisions on both issues were postponed at the neca meeting on 20 January to allow further consideration to […]

Additional £40.6m funding for the North East welcomed

Council leaders have welcomed the announcement of an additional £40.6m of Growth Deal funding for the North East. It brings the total level of approved Growth Deal funding for the region – including funding which was confirmed last July – to £329.9m. A report detailing the funding and projects set to benefit was discussed at […]

Proposals for Devolution

Business leaders, residents and partner agencies across the North East are being invited to influence ambitious proposals which will see the area’s Combined Authority lobby Government for significant devolved powers to boost economic growth in the region. A letter inviting feedback on the North East Combined Authority’s (neca) devolution prospectus is being issued across key […]