Association of North East Councils


The Association of North East Councils

Welcome to our website.

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 and to tackle the challenges we face in our economy including impacts on individuals and families. We are committed to bringing leadership and vision in driving economic recovery, creating the right conditions for businesses to invest and grow, and supporting people and communities.

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 as a place to live, visit, invest and do business in.

You can keep up to date here with our policy agenda, advocacy activities, news, events and latest developments.



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.

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Fairer funding

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.

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Finance challenges

Finance challenges highlighted with MPs

Concerns held by councils around the financial challenges they face will be raised in Westminster by ANEC and SIGOMA today at a joint briefing. (13 January 2015)

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Employers event

Cultural Partnership puts focus on jobs for young people

The North East Culture Partnership is convening an employer's event aimed at encouraging more young people to be given roles as apprentices and interns across the cultural and arts sector. (17 November 2014)

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Culture Partnership welcomes report on Arts Council work

A report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which sets out challenges and opportunities for both the Arts Council and its partners for the future, has been welcomed by the NECP after it fed into the committee's review earlier this year. (5 November 2014)

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Health Summit

Summit Shines Spotlight on Health

High profile speakers, including the Shadow Secretary of State for Health, were in the North East on 30 October to highlight the region's key health challenges and opportunities. (30 October 2014)

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Culture Action Europe

Delegates from across Europe are arriving in the North East for the annual conference of Culture Action Europe, showcasing many of the area's cultural assets. (8 October 2014)

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'North East England: What's in it for us, what's in it for you?'

'North East England: What's in it for us, what's in it for you?' is a manifesto for national policy changes that would help enable the North East realise its economic potential currently being launched at the main political party conferences. (22 September 2014)

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