A new Combined County Authority

Launch of the East Midlands Combined County Authority

The first formal meeting of the new East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA) was held on Wednesday 20 March 2024. .

The EMCAA board, made up of the four leaders and deputy leaders from Derbyshire, Derby, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham councils debated a number of key reports.

You can re-watch the first board meeting on either of the below. 

Event Page –  https://emcca.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/870363

Portal –  https://emcca.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

Devolution has meant the creation of a new legal entity known formally as a Combined County Authority (CCA). This includes Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council and cover the areas of both cities and both counties.

The four authorities will still exist as individual councils and will work together on a formal and legal basis to improve the region for our communities and businesses.

Rather than a brand-new tier of government, devolution will move existing funding and powers from London, directly to us in the East Midlands, which means that local voices would play a greater role in decision making.

The new Combined County Authority includes representatives from existing county, city, borough, and district councils and it will be led by the new regional Mayor, Claire Ward.

There will so be opportunities for private, public, and voluntary sector organisations to contribute and have their voices heard.

Below is the provisional Assurance Framework for the planned East Midlands Combined County Authority

Consolidated Assurance Framework 9 Jan 2024