Business & Economic Resilience Updates

Urgent Call for Help with Personal Protective Equipment for Frontline workers

Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has launched an urgent call for donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline key workers supporting the region’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.
General News

Metro Mayor welcomes move to make travel easier for those carrying out essential journeys

Valid Merseyrail tickets to be accepted on City Region bus services.
General News

Metro Mayor issues important advice for key workers using public transport

Merseytravel and transport operators are working hard to provide resilient, dedicated services for essential journeys.
General News

Metro Mayor Kick-starts LCRCares fund to support Coronavirus “Community Heroes”

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to raise £1million to support community and voluntary organisations on the frontline of helping the city region’s communities cope with the impact of Coronavirus.
Business & Economic Resilience Updates

Metro Mayor Announces 100% Funding allocation for All Adult Education Budget Providers in Liverpool City Region As Response to Coronavirus

The move is intended to provide stability and help to protect the sector during the current uncertainty created by the Coronavirus crisis. 
Business & Economic Resilience Updates

Survey Reveals 95% of LCR businesses are affected by COVID-19

A survey by Growth Platform, the City Region’s Growth Company, reveals the risks to city region businesses, as well as the priority support needed during the coronavirus outbreak.
Business & Economic Resilience Updates

Metro Mayor Announces Tailored Business Support for Socially Trading Organisations

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.
Business & Economic Resilience Updates

Metro Mayor and Leader of Halton announcement on Mersey Tunnel and Mersey Gateway tolls

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.
Business & Economic Resilience Updates

Merseyrail and the RMT Union reach agreement on release of back-dated pay awards to support Guards during Coronavirus crisis

The agreement was reached during talks over the weekend, brokered by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.
Business & Economic Resilience Updates

Metro Mayor unveils first package of measures to help Liverpool City Region deal with Coronavirus

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.