Tees Valley Combined Authority
The Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) is a statutory body for Tees Valley. The five local authorities, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton unite under the Combined Authority to make decisions on key strategies relating to economic development, transport, infrastructure and skills. It creates a single voice for the area on these key matters, providing greater power and resources for the Tees Valley area.
The Combined Authority is not a ‘super-council’ – the five Tees Valley Councils will continue to exist in their own right, delivering local services but unite as a formal Tees Valley Combined Authority to focus on economic development, transport, infrastructure and skills.
The Combined Authority will also mean that Tees Valley is ideally placed to negotiate with government to secure the transfer of additional powers and resources to the region from Whitehall.
For more information please visit the Tees Valley Combined Authority website [external link].
More information can be found:
- Tees Valley governance review [pdf document]
- Combined Authority FAQ [pdf document]
- Letter to Secretary of State [pdf document]