Metro Mayor and Combined Authority unveil 100 day plan

The Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor and Combined Authority are today, (Friday 14th July), unveiling an ambitious 100 day plan to ensure that its historic Devolution Deal makes an immediate and tangible impact on communities across the six boroughs. The plan sets out more than 50 pledges and actions that will be delivered over the … Read more

Progress in setting up combined authorities

The Department for Communities and Local Government worked speedily to make sure combined authority areas were ready for the mayoral elections in May 2017, according to the National Audit Office. There is a logic to establishing strategic bodies designed to function across conurbations and sub-regional areas, and there is a clear purpose to establishing combined … Read more

Businesses encouraged to shape future job skills

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is seeking the views of businesses to drive skills improvements and accelerate business growth and success. Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has today reaffirmed his ambitions to create the right conditions for business growth and success across the City Region. The first step is to seek the views of business … Read more

Lancashire councils earn success on road to Combined Authority

Councils in Lancashire are celebrating after being awarded £260,000 of funding just weeks after setting up a shadow Combined Authority for the county. The money will go towards creating better homes for residents while opening up new areas for employment sites, potentially creating hundreds of new jobs. The money has been granted through the Government’s … Read more

Appointments made to shadow Combined Authority

Key appointments to lead Lancashire towards the creation of a Combined Authority have now been made. Local councils in the county submitted their bid to become a Combined Authority to the Government in June and a shadow Combined Authority has now been formed. The chair will be Cllr Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council, and … Read more

Consultation on devolution arrangements for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

The Liverpool City Region is one of the few areas that has led the way on ‘devolution agreements’ that will move decision-making on crucial public services like local transport, housing, health and skills training closer to local people. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority was established in April 2014 and over the last two years, … Read more