North East agrees devolution deal

Members of the North East Combined Authority Leadership Board have confirmed their support for the proposed devolution agreement for the area, which includes the establishment of an elected mayor. It means that more key decisions regarding transport, the economy and skills will be made in the region. Cllr Simon Henig, chair of the North East […]

Leadership Board – devolution update

The Leadership Board of the North East Combined Authority has today (March 24) agreed the following recommendations to: (1) Note the content of the report, the outcome of the consultation undertaken and the financial implications of the Devolution deal as set out in the North East Combined Authority Devolution Agreement entered into on 23 October […]

Health and Social Care Commission – call for evidence

People across the North East are being invited to help determine how health and wellbeing can be improved across the region. The Commission for Health and Social Care Integration in the North East is looking at how more joined up working and collaboration could help address health inequalities and enable residents to live more healthy […]

North East car club celebrates expansion

A fleet of new low-cost, low-carbon cars will be available for North East residents and businesses to hire following the expansion of the Co-wheels car club. The 20 vehicles – eight of which will run solely on electric power – will be located in areas across the North East with most available to hire from […]

Members of North East health commission appointed

A team of leading experts in the field of health, social care and public finance has been appointed to look at how the North East can tackle health inequality. The five national figures will form the Commission for Health and Social Care Integration in the North East, which has been set up by the NHS […]

Have a say on the future of transport in the North East

Today the consultation window opens to give people across the North East a chance to talk about the future of transport throughout the region. The North East Combined Authority (neca) is setting the wheels in motion for plans to launch a 20-year ‘Transport Manifesto’ that covers both ‘urban and rural’ geographic areas of Durham, Gateshead, […]

NECA wins funding for the filling stations of the future

A new type of filling station will soon appear on the roadsides in Sunderland and Newcastle – with rapid electric chargers in place of petrol pumps. The North East Combined Authority has been awarded £1.5million ‘Go Ultra Low’ development funding to help take forward the plans for new electric filling stations on the Science Central […]

Health commission chair confirmed

The person who will lead a new commission looking at health and social care services in the North East has been appointed. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, has been named as chair of the Commission for Health and Social Care Integration in the North East. The commission will look at how services […]

Regional transport chief hits out at cuts to Metro investment

The North East Combined Authority’s lead member for transport issues, Councillor Nick Forbes has expressed dismay at the Department for Transport’s decision to reduce the level of investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Department had promised to invest £153m in the development of the Metro over the next five years – but this […]