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Our devolution deal

A historic devolution deal means more funding and local decision making powers are coming to the North East. The deal involves the creation of a new mayoral combined authority covering County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. Following an order being laid in Parliament to establish the new combined authority an election will take place in in May 2024 to elect a Mayor for the region.

With greater powers and more resources, this new deal promises to deliver bigger and better outcomes for everyone in the North East.

The new combined authority will invest in skills, transport, homes and jobs to have a real impact on people’s lives. It’s investing in the future of the North East

The size of our deal

The ambition of our deal is supported by significant investment to our region.

£4.2bn

What the deal is expected to provide over 30 years:

£1.4bn

Investment Fund

£1.8bn

Skills / AEB

Over £900m

Transport

£69m

Housing and place

based regeneration

£30m

Mayoral Capacity Fund

Various

Other Funding Streams

Our area

The new combined authority will cover the area of the seven local authorities shown. The formation of the new combined authority would not impact on any of the services delivered by the seven local authorities involved. However, the North of Tyne Combined Authority, covering Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland, and the North East Combined

Authority covering County Durham, Gateshead, South

Tyneside and Sunderland, would both cease to operate.

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Our area

The new combined authority will cover the area of the seven local authorities shown. The formation of the new combined authority would not impact on any of the services delivered by the seven local authorities involved. However, the North of Tyne Combined Authority, covering Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland, and the North East Combined Authority covering County Durham, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland, would both cease to operate.

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