The North of Tyne Combined Authority continues to align with national government guidance and work with our partner organisations to ensure a multi-agency approach to coronavirus as it evolves.
The UK has left the European Union and there will be new rules for businesses and residents in operation from the 1st January 2021.
The purpose of this webpage is to help direct businesses and residents to externally provided information and advice.
As part of the NTCA’s commitment to Adult Education, we have launched an apprenticeship landing page.
You will find links to apprenticeship resources and opportunities in our region.
The combined authority will take control of a £23 million Adult Education Budget (AEB) from central government, that will be used to steer people into work and training.
NTCA will ensure the money is spent more effectively locally when its AEB funded programmes begin in August.
Our vision is of a dynamic and more inclusive economy, one that brings together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities and a high quality of life, narrowing inequalities and ensuring that all residents have a stake in our region’s future.
This Strategic Skills Plan sets out our ambitious programme for skills development in the region.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority are assuming the role of Gateway acting on behalf of our Local Authorities to support businesses and charities to access the Kickstart scheme.
Kickstart provides funding to employers to create 6-month job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has set aside up to £3m of the Inclusive Economy Innovation Fund (IEIF), to provide a much-needed source of match funding to unlock remaining ESF funds available to the region. The Employability and Skills Programme will be delivered in phases to align with different ESF Calls.
NTCA launched the Employability and Skills Programme (Phase 1) in September 2019 and have provided in-principle offers of match-funding to six successful applicants to include in their ESF applications.
The Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP) involves North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council and Northumberland County Council and providers of employment and skills support.
The YEP will ensure any gaps in provision for young people are addressed, and there is additional capacity to improve engagement of young people.
North of Tyne Working Homes is the first large scale employment support programme we have launched. It is an innovative partnership between housing providers housing associations, learning providers and local authorities.
The NTCA are working in partnership with representatives from the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to assist in the region’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Return to Work Carers’ pilot will help our residents who have caring commitments, but want to find work, access a range of route-ways to local jobs.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority recognises the importance of children having access to world class environmental education and are exploring ways to support our schools to provide this.
The Combined Authority is funding several projects which will prepare young people for the economic opportunities of the future.
Some of the initial projects funded include:
Kielder Observatory, NTCA Heritage STEM, Inspire North of Tyne and Connect.
The Roundtable on Wellbeing is a partnership with Carnegie UK Trust. Visit Roundtable on Wellbeing for more information
Children North East will deliver the Poverty Truth Commission for North of Tyne. Visit Poverty Truth Commission for more information.
We’ve worked hard with our partners in the Local Authorities to identify where best the money should be spent, to target where it will best benefit local communities.