Our North of Tyne vision is of a dynamic, sustainable, and more inclusive economy. This is one that brings together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities and a good quality of life, including access to work.
We have an ambition to narrow inequalities and ensure that everyone has a stake in our region’s future. Find out about our Good Work Pledge.
This Strategic Skills Plan sets out our ambitious programme for skills development in the region.
The Northumberland Line Economic Corridor spans the North of Tyne’s three Local Authority areas, connecting our people to key innovation and employment assets within Newcastle City Centre, our housing sites and business parks in North Tyneside, and the towns and places and growing ‘green economy’ cluster in South East Northumberland.
The UK has left the European Union and there will be new rules for businesses and residents in operation from the 1st January 2021. These new rules will introduce changes in arrangements for businesses which trade with the EU, and for those travelling to, or living or working in, the EU.
Are you a business looking to make a first investment in Newcastle, North Tyneside or Northumberland?
We have £10m available to support businesses looking to invest and create jobs and may be able to contribute to up to 10% of your costs.
Kickstart is a new Government initiative that 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.
Additional funding is available to employers for each Placement to ensure the young person is fully supported and leaves the Programme prepared to enter work.
As part of the NTCA’s commitment to Adult Education, we have launched our apprenticeship landing page.
Apprenticeships are for anyone aged over 16, and are a valuable way to get the skills you need to improve your chances of getting a better quality job. They are a genuine job and you are employed from the very first day.
Visit our project page for more information.
On the 30th June 2020 the North of Tyne Combined Authority were awarded £24m of Government funding to allow local authorities to target additional investment towards brownfield sites requiring intervention.
This funding will support the delivery of up to 2,500 additional homes in the North of Tyne area on brownfield land by 2025.
The NTCA Community Hubs Investment Fund has been approved by the cabinet to fund multi-use community hubs for the future as the region looks beyond the immediate Coronavirus pandemic.
The £1.5 million fund will support organisations in Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland that provide a range of community services under one roof.
Follow the link for more information.
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.
This project details the work NTCA has implemented in response to coronavirus, as well as signposts to government guidance.
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.
Working closely with Northumberland County Council, North Tyneside Council, and Newcastle City Council, the Combined Authority pledged £680k to help residents in the North of Tyne stay connected with key services during Covid-19. This project was delivered until May 2021.
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.
It is available to both adult carers and young adult carers and is being delivered by an innovative partnership between the NTCA, carer support organisations and local employers.
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 North of Tyne Citizens’ Assembly on climate change will take place online.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority are working with Harwood Education in partnership with UN CC:Learn (The One United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership). The aim is to bring world-class environmental education to every school in the North of Tyne.
As part of the scheme, each state-funded school in the combined authority area has been given the opportunity to receive fully funded CPD to train at least one member of staff as a UN-accredited climate change teacher.