Tees Valley city deal through to next round

Cities Minister Greg Clark has confirmed that the Tees Valley's city deal bid will now go through to the next stage.

The next stage will work towards determining which powers can be transferred to a local level, in order to determine the detail before a final decision can be made.

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City Deals for North East

Two areas in the North East could see more independence from the Government under City Deals proposals. The "cities" are to enter negotiations with the Government to take on powers and responsibilities.