It’s especially important in the Liverpool City Region because, despite considerable progress over the last 10 years, long-standing economic, social and environmental challenges remain and inequality persists.
These challenges continue to affect the health, wellbeing and quality of life of residents and communities.
That’s why giving something back to the community is to be embedded in all Liverpool City Region Combined Authority activities.
Under its social value framework, benefits to the local community will become a much bigger part of awarding combined authority contracts and could include the training and employment of local people, the use of local suppliers or the inclusion of apprenticeships in contracts.
It’s the combined authority’s duty to provide the best possible value with the money it’s entrusted to spend.
But value is not just about money. Value can mean providing opportunity, addressing inequality, tackling the climate crisis and improving life chances.