North East LEP reaction to today’s North East Combined Authority devolution decisions
Helen Golightly, North East LEP chief operating officer, said: “Today’s recommendations agreed by the North East Combined Authority underline the region’s general continued support for devolution.
“There are still matters where the local authorities feel they need more clarification from Government. The North East LEP remains fully supportive of the devolution process.
“The opportunity to take control of our own economic future is one we must seize to help the region improve its transport connections, offer even more support to business and boost the skills of our workforce.
“Devolving powers will give us more opportunity to help drive the economic growth our region needs to contribute our full worth to the UK economy.”