Strong support for ambitious devolution proposals

Devolution proposals for the North East must be ambitious and clearly set out the potential for growth – that’s the view of residents and businesses who took part in consultation. During a series of public events held in March over 300 people gave their feedback on a set of outline devolution proposals put forward by […]

Joint working between North East and Scotland discussed

Transport and tourism are among key areas where closer collaboration between the North East and Scotland could be developed. The issues were discussed at a meeting in Edinburgh yesterday (June 3) between Cllr Simon Henig, chair of the North East Combined Authority, and Fergus Ewing MSP, Scottish Government Minister for business, energy and tourism. The […]

Combined authority leaders meet to discuss key issues

Leading northern politicians have met as part of a series of discussions on issues including transport, the economy and devolution. The chairs of four combined authorities – covering Merseyside, the North East, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire – met in Leeds yesterday (June 1) to look at how they can work together in order to […]