In November 2017 Jake Berry, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, and Andrew Jones, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, announced in Newcastle that government was minded-to agree a devolution agreement with the 3 North of Tyne authorities: Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.
Following the establishment of the North of Tyne Combined Authority, this devolution agreement is confirmed. It will bring £600 million investment funding over 30 years, powers over matters including housing and skills, as well as the leadership and accountability of an elected mayor.
This document spells out the terms of the agreement between government and the North of Tyne Combined Authority, including the scope and terms of the devolved powers and funding, and the respective powers of the Combined Authority and Elected Mayor. The document also articulates the North of Tyne area’s ambitions on areas including inclusive growth, rural growth and stewardship and internationalisation and competitiveness.