We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities
Devolution means having the power to take the big decisions that affect local people, right here in the Liverpool City Region.
Whether for business or pleasure, we’re improving and transforming the ways in which people can move around the region and beyond.
A modern, effective transport system is what defines great international cities (and city regions). Connecting people to employment, education and leisure also supports and grows the economy.
Achieving this is not an easy task, but Liverpool City Region has always done things differently, and with transport we make no exception.
Energy & Environment
We want to leave our environment in a better state than we found it, not just locally, but nationally and internationally.
We want to ensure that our city region will be at the forefront of innovation in sustainable technology and be a zero-carbon city region by 2040.
We want the Liverpool City Region to be the most digitally connected city region in the UK and for every school, university, hospital, home and business to have ultra-fast digital connectivity.
Skills & Apprenticeships
Our vision is to build a truly global Liverpool City Region. In order to do this, we need to create and attract more businesses, generate more and higher value jobs, and ensure that we have a workforce with the right skills to fill these roles.
By 2020, we will have created 9,000 jobs and 5,500 jobs for local people.
Households into Work
Our pioneering £4.5m Households into Work programme is supporting 800 families, in which two or more people are in long-term unemployment, find meaningful work.
We know that every family has its own challenges, which is why we provide tailored support for each family, who work with a specially-trained employment advocate to help them identify and overcome barriers, such as personal debt, drug and alcohol addiction, or lack of skills and training, that have otherwise prevented them from finding work.
Culture and the creative arts are an incredibly important part of our identity. Whether it’s our museums, art galleries, theatres or our music, they all provide huge benefits, from bringing people together to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime events, getting involved in creative activities, and encouraging people to visit the city region for the first (and not the last) time.
Housing & Spatial Planning
Housing is one of the most critical issues of our time, both nationally and locally. It’s something that impacts each and every one of us, which is why as a Combined Authority, we are committed to ensuring that our city region provides quality homes for the people who need them. More than that, we want to create communities as well as homes. After all, our communities are what make us who we are.
A safe and secure home is a basic human right. However, for far too many people across our city region homelessness and rough sleeping is a fact of life.
From health outcomes to employment prospects; basic mental health and wellbeing, having a decent roof over your head is a necessity. This is why we have made it a priority to tackle the homelessness, providing support for those who need it, as well as tackling the root causes of homelessness so that we can act as a prevention, rather than a cure.
Learn more about the people who are delivering policy in each of these areas.