Policy paper

North of Tyne Combined Authority devolution deal

Devolution deal to bring powers, funding and an elected mayor to the North of Tyne Combined Authority (Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland).

Documents

North of Tyne Combined Authority devolution deal

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@communities.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

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.

Published 8 November 2018