£290m Growth Deal for North East

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has secured £290m investment which will create thousands of new jobs for the North East. The investment is part of the government’s Growth Deal, which was announced on Monday 7 July, and provides the North East with a significant funding to take forward its plans for economic growth. The […]

Potential high speed rail benefits to be discussed

The potential benefits that a high speed rail network could bring to the North East are to be discussed by regional leaders. Members of the North East Combined Authority Leadership Board will hold their third meeting on Tuesday July 15. On the agenda will be a report on rail capabilities and the potential impact of […]

United front for business festival

SEVEN North East authorities, with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, are coming together to showcase all that the region has to offer at the UK’s premier international business event later this month. Members of the North East Combined Authority (NECA) – made up of Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland […]

Minister visit opens regional talks

The first in a series of regional meetings which will help to drive forward the ambitions of the North East Combined Authority and North East Local Enterprise Partnership took place on Monday 16 June. Rt. Hon.  Greg Clark MP, Minister for Cities and Constitution, held initial talks with the Leaders and Elected Mayor of the local […]

New Transport Committee meets for the first time

A new body that will decide the future of important transport issues in the North East is due to meet tomorrow (Thurs, May 29) for the first time. The Transport North East Committee, part of the newly established North East Combined Authority, will consider a report that outlines some of the key transport issues and […]

Next step for North East Combined Authority

The people who will champion the case for the North East on the vital issues of transport, infrastructure, skills and the economy have been appointed. Following a meeting of the North East Leadership Board (NELB) it has been revealed that the Leaders of Newcastle, Northumberland and Sunderland councils will steer the work streams underpinning the […]