The North of Tyne Combined Authority has now been formally established and has published its vision which is available https://www.northoftynedevolution.com/economic-vision/

The Authority now regards the mobilisation of the devolution of the Adult Education Budget as one of its first priorities. To this end, two stakeholder events have been arranged as follows:

  • Wednesday 12 December 2018 - the national AEB devolution process
  • Wednesday 23 January 2018 - the North of Tyne approach to and timeline for AEB devolution

Both sessions will be held in the Council Chamber of Newcastle Civic Centre between 9.30am and 12.30pm (arrival and refreshments from 9am).  They will be facilitated by the Learning and Work Institute and representatives from both the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency will be in attendance.

The sessions are open events so please share these details with colleagues and other organisations.  They will be of particular interest to adult education providers who deliver learning to North of Tyne residents.  Other events are being planned to take place in the New Year that will explore the wider Inclusive Economy agenda.  Further details will be circulated shortly.

Places for both events should be booked with Julie Slesser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.