Who are we?

The North East Combined Authority (neca) was established in April 2014 as a new legal body that brings together the seven councils which serve County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Together we were successful in putting together a powerful case for a single, politically accountable body for our area, which could access devolved powers to stimulate economic growth, job creation, skills development and improved transport links.

The benefit of having devolved funding, powers and responsibilities from central Government will enable us to make decisions based on local knowledge that will maximise the area’s opportunities and potential.

Our ambition is to create the best possible conditions for growth in jobs, investment and living standards, making the North East an excellent location for business and enabling residents to develop high-level skills so they can benefit long into the future. 

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