Residents, businesses and organisations across the North East can have their say on the North of Tyne devolution proposals when a series of consultation events launches next week.

The proposals, which were announced last November, offer a once in a lifetime devolution deal for Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland that includes unprecedented new powers and a £600 million investment fund.

The new investment and powers are expected to generate £1.1 billion for the local economy, create 10,000 new jobs and leverage £2.1 billion in private sector investment for the North of Tyne.

Residents and businesses have been able to give their views on the proposal via an online consultation since 14 December after the Cabinets of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland councils agreed to start the process of implementing the devolution deal for the North of Tyne.

The consultation events will give local people the chance to hear from the three councils on their hopes for devolution and the opportunities it provides to the area and its people. They can also give their feedback on the proposed scheme and new governance arrangements.

The North Tyneside event is being held on: Wednesday 17 January, 6pm to 8pm at The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields, North Tyneside.

Events are open to residents across the North East. People interested in attending should book a place by contacting You can find out more about devolution at

North Tyneside Business Forum management group will be submitting a response to the consultation and any member business can have their input into our response by emailing by Friday 19 January 2018.

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