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Developing a New Focus on Future Research for the Region

The North East After Brexit: Impact and Policy

ISBN: 978-1-83909-012-7, eISBN: 978-1-83909-009-7

Publication date: 28 November 2019


Will the Northern Powerhouse bring a new deal for the North East region? Can the region respond to the challenges ahead now with Brexit? Can one still consider the North East as one region or does the rise of two Combined Authorities demand a rethink?

The conclusions discuss developments brought about by the replacement of European funding – the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the debates on the new Industrial Strategy Challenge and how to respond to the new Town Challenge Funds. It considers what is needed to strengthen the role of local and regional public services in the decade ahead in the region. Policies and priorities need to change, and new partnerships are needed to tackle ever growing inequalities. New interdisciplinary challenges must face demands to accelerate the low carbon economy and bring new hope to non-metropolitan communities and towns. How best to strengthen the core city role of Newcastle-Gateshead? The question remains whether the governance framework fits the Challenges which lie ahead in the post-Brexit age.


Shutt, J. and Liddle, J. (2019), "Developing a New Focus on Future Research for the Region", Liddle, J. and Shutt, J. (Ed.) The North East After Brexit: Impact and Policy (Brexit Studies Series), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 175-189.



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