NECA Vacancy – Independent Chairperson – Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The North East Combined Authority is looking to appoint an individual to be the Chair of the Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The functions of the Independent Chair are to: Be responsible for the conduct of committee hearings Ensure that the Committee fulfils its functions of providing review and scrutiny within the decision making structures […]

Invest North East England launches regional property and land database

Invest North East England launches regional property and land database – Only resource of its kind in the region relaunched with private sector support A major resource to attract inward investors to the region has been relaunched by Invest North East England (INEE). The INEE property and land database is a searchable online tool listing commercial […]

Deal Signed for New £145m Super Fund for the North East

A £145m super fund to support the growth of hundreds of North East businesses will go live early next year after an agreement was signed today. The North East Fund – formerly known as JEREMIE 2 – will offer different types of equity investments and loans to firms to drive local growth, investment and job […]

Radical Call to Improve North East’s Health and Prosperity

North East should make radical shift to preventing poor health to close health and wealth gaps with the rest of the country National experts have challenged North East health and care leaders to be more ambitious and to close the health and wealth gap with the rest of the country by making a more radical […]

Invest North East England Showcases Region to the UK’s Property Sector

Representatives from the North East Combined Authority’s (NECA) seven local authorities, Invest North East England, and the region’s property and business sectors are showcasing the North East to domestic and overseas investors next week. They are attending MIPIM UK, the UK’s largest exhibition for property professionals that begins on Wednesday 19 and runs to Friday […]

Rail Devolution Delivers Investment

A timetable for new investment in North East England’s local trains and railway stations has been discussed by council leaders as devolution of the region’s railways took an important step forward. A new rail management board which met for the first time yesterday sees local councillors hold train company bosses to account directly for the […]

New checks on concessionary travel will prevent misuse of the ‘bus pass’

New checks are being introduced on buses in the North East to prevent the misuse of concessionary bus passes meant for older and disabled people. Smart ticket machines on buses operating in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and the Tees Valley have been programmed to indicate immediately whether a concessionary bus pass has been […]

New senior appointment strengthens North East LEP and NECA relationship

A top appointment to lead the corporate and strategic management of the North East Combined Authority is strengthening its ties with the North East LEP. Helen Golightly, the LEP’s Chief Operating Officer, is the new interim Head of Paid Service at the North East Combined Authority (NECA). Helen is highly respected both at a regional […]

NECA, NE LEP and £120M Investment Pot

THE North East Combined Authority (NECA) today reaffirmed its intention to secure a valuable £120m pot of funding for the exclusive use of regional businesses. The authority is working in partnership with the North East LEP to secure the funds. Both organisations are working closely to an end of October deadline when funding agreements need […]