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The leaders of County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland councils have agreed in principle to a devolution deal which the Government has confirmed it is ‘minded to’ approve.
A devolution deal for the region means unlocking £4.2 billion of investment, over 30 years, and seeing additional powers transferred from Whitehall to local people with better knowledge and experience of our communities.
It is expected to create 24,000 extra jobs, create 70,000 courses to give people the skills to get good jobs and leverage £5.0 billion of private sector investment.
This deal represents a significant opportunity to make a difference to people who live and work in the North East, and could have a hugely positive impact on the big issues that matter to you.
Whether that is new and better paid jobs, more affordable housing or placing ourselves at the forefront of Net Zero revolution, the chance of more decision-making powers and millions of pounds in funding will have a major impact on the North East.
The new authority, which would cover an area which is home to around 2 million people, will have the power to make decisions on areas such as transport, skills, housing, finance and economic development.
Source: North East Devolution Deal Consultation – NTCA (northoftyne-ca.gov.uk)
North East Devolution Consultation:
Views are welcome on the proposed changes to the way the councils in the North East work together. Please take a few minutes to complete the questions. The consultation finishes on 23 March 2023. All information provided will be treated as confidential and will not be attributable to you.
To complete the consultation, visit: Devolution consultation 2023 (snapsurveys.com)