Speaking for local government in the North East of England

The Association of North East Councils

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The Association of North East Councils brings together the twelve local authorities in the North East of England.

Working together we advocate for the North East's councils and are a strong voice for the local government sector. We seek to influence the outcome of national policy decisions in the interests of people in this area of the country.

We are a membership organisation working collaboratively to secure a prosperous future for all.

Improving lives and making a positive difference to citizens and communities is at the heart of our work. We highlight opportunities for improvement and promote the many strengths and assets of the North East of England.

Spotlight

North East takes Case for Culture to Westminster

North East takes Case for Culture to Westminster

Senior figures from the North East Culture Partnership will meet with influential arts and heritage organisations and politicians, including the Culture Minister Rt Hon Ed Vaizey, in the House of Commons next week (4 Nov)for the national launch of the Case for Culture – a 15 year vision to place arts and heritage at the heart of economic and social regeneration in the North East (26 October 2015).

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Councils make case for funding reforms in next Spending Review

Councils make case for funding reforms in next Spending Review

North East councils have made a strong submission to the Government ahead of the next Spending Review, calling for reforms to the local government finance system to make it fairer and more sustainable and pressing the case for adequate resources to accompany devolution of powers. (4 September 2015)

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Consultation on LA Public Health allocations for 2015/16

Consultation on LA Public Health allocations for 2015/16

North East Councils respond to the Department of Health’s consultation which seeks views on implementing the Government’s decision to reduce local authority public health allocations by £200m for 2015/16 (1 September 2015).

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Consultation on ONS Proposals for Census 2021

Consultation on ONS Proposals for Census 2021

North East Councils respond to the proposals set out by the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) on its initial views on the content of the 2021 Census (27 August 2015).

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National Business Rates system

National Business Rates system

North East Councils respond to the Government’s discussion paper on the national business rates system as part of a review HM Treasury is conducting. (12 June 2015)

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Consultation on 0-5 Children's Public Health

Consultation on 0-5 Children's Public Health

North East Councils respond to Department of Health’s consultation seeking views on the formula for 2016/17 local authority public health grants, for 0-5 children’s public health services. (27 March 2015)

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New Approach to Collaborative Procurement in the North East

New Approach to Collaborative Procurement in the North East

New arrangements have been put in place to maximise the potential of local authority procurement to stimulate North East businesses, help local authorities make savings and to support economic growth in the region. (2 February 2015)

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North East Councils call for a fairer funding settlement

North East Councils call for a fairer funding settlement

ANEC highlights the impact of a £190m budget cut for North East councils and the implications for vital public services in its response to the Government on this year's funding settlement. (15 January 2015)

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