Discussions regarding North East devolution are on hold following a Government announcement on 8 September 2016 that the region's deal has been withdrawn. 

Members of our Leadership Board had reached a majority decision on 6 September 2016 not to begin the next stage in the process at this present time. This was because they had been unable to reach an agreement on the terms under which they were being asked to proceed. 

Although current devolution talks have been brought to an end, our work in a number of areas will continue, including the work of the Health and Social Care Commission and projects relating to Transport, Employability and Inclusion and Economic Development and Regeneration