North East Combined Authority (NECA) business cancelled on Thursday 16 November

North East Combined Authority (NECA) business is cancelled on Thursday 16 November as members are paying their respects to its Chair Councillor Paul Watson who died last week.  Meetings will be re-scheduled in due course.

Paul Watson, Leader of Sunderland City Council and Chair of the North East Combined Authority (NECA)

Statement from Head of Paid Service for NECA, Helen Golightly: “It is with sadness and great thanks that we recognise the huge contribution Councillor Paul Watson made during his years in public service, committed to enhancing the lives of people in Sunderland and across the North East. He worked tirelessly, driven by his passion for […]

New technology to cut congestion across the North East gets the green light

New funding to upgrade traffic management technology across the region has been announced by the Government. A total of £3.64m – which includes £2.8m from the Department for Transport – will be invested in helping to cut congestion and improve journey times across the North East Combined Authority (NECA) area. NECA is the seven councils […]

NECA Vacancy – Independent Vice Chair – Overview and Scrutiny Committee

APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT PERSON AS VICE-CHAIR OF THE AUTHORITY’S OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE The North East Combined Authority is looking to appoint an individual to be the Vice-Chair of the Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The functions of the Independent Vice-Chair are to: To support the Chair in ensuring the Scrutiny Committee works effectively, with […]

NECA Monitoring Officer Vacancy

The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is seeking an experienced lawyer to undertake the role of Monitoring Officer. A broad role, the Monitoring Officer will be responsible for ensuring the lawfulness and fairness of NECA decision-making, have overall management responsibility for the provision of a legal service for NECA and provide legal and commercial advice […]

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 […]