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North East LEP devolution deal decision reaction

Helen Golightly, North East LEP chief operating officer, said: “Today’s recommendations agreed by the North East Combined Authority underline the regions’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.”

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