Devolution consultation events to get underway

A series of consultation events that will enable people to join the devolution discussion are being held in the North East. On Friday 23 October, the North East Combined Authority (neca) and the Government signed a proposed agreement to devolve significant powers, funding and responsibilities from central government to the region. The agreement will change […]

Devolution agreement for the North East

A devolution agreement that will transform the North East economy and bring new opportunities for businesses and residents will be agreed today (Friday 23 October). Members of the North East Combined Authority and the Government will sign the agreement to devolve significant powers, funding and responsibilities to the region. The move will represent a major […]

Key role for business sector in devolution

As devolution talks continue, the North East council leaders and elected mayor have confirmed that the regional business sector has a key role to play. Members of the North East Combined Authority last week agreed to move to the next stage of negotiations with government following positive discussions on Friday. And they have underlined their […]

Update on devolution

Following discussions today, members of the North East Combined Authority have agreed to move to the next stage of devolution negotiations with the Government. Cllr Simon Henig, chair of the North East Combined Authority, said: “Talks today on a devolution offer from Government have been going well. “Reaching a deal takes time, but leaders have […]

Public transport call for evidence – deadline extended

People in the North East are reminded that they are invited to take part in a review of public transport. The review is looking at the accessibility and availability of public transport in the area, and in particular whether people face any problems which prevent them from getting to work, school or college. It is […]