Around 200 socially trading organisations across the Liverpool City Region are set to benefit from tailored business support, as the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Power to Change have fast-tracked plans due to launch in the autumn.
Mersey Tunnel Tolls have been suspended to help essential frontline key workers and the Government has been asked to agree to remove tolls from Mersey Gateway.
The agreement was reached during talks over the weekend, brokered by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has today unveiled an initial package of measures from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority aimed at easing the Coronavirus burden on local people.
Following a conference call with city region businesses and economic stakeholders earlier today, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram calls for urgent clarity from government on how businesses can access support.
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region has today announced that work is underway to potentially introduce measures to help local people cope with the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Combined Authority is working together with organisations from across our city region – businesses, charities, local authorities and voluntary organisations – to help understand the needs of our communities
He says immediate government action is needed to support the NHS to respond to the coronavirus crisis and to protect household incomes and businesses.