Leaders call for devolution negotiations

All leaders and the elected mayor of the North East Combined Authority have today written to government to confirm that they wish to begin detailed devolution negotiations. Members of the North East Combined Authority (neca) have also confirmed that they will, alongside these discussions, consider appropriate models of governance, including an elected mayor. In a […]

Independent person sought

An independent person who can help to ensure proper standards of conduct are met is being sought by a North East organisation. The North East Combined Authority is looking to appoint someone to the independent support role and is inviting applications by the end of this month (July 31). Interested candidates will be expected to […]

Summer Budget – July 2015

Cllr Simon Henig, chair of the North East Combined Authority, said: “Clearly it is disappointing that there was no mention in the Chancellor’s budget speech of devolution for the North East. “However, having had very positive talks with the Secretary of State in the last fortnight, we remain in a strong position to push the […]

Positive devolution discussions for North East

Negotiations over ambitious devolution plans that will drive growth and create jobs in the North East have taken an important step forward. Following a positive meeting with Communities Secretary Greg Clark MP, members of the North East Combined Authority (neca) are looking forward to detailed discussions with government on how a devolution deal for the […]