The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is led by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, and brings together Liverpool City Region’s six local authorities – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral – to tackle the big issues that matter to us all, together.
Home to 1.6 million residents, we are a diverse and welcoming region, proud of our cultural vibrancy, internationally recognised brand and the significant economic progress of the previous decade.
The City Region has emerged as an internationally popular visitor destination and developed unique strengths in ground-breaking areas of material science, infectious disease control, and high-performance computing. Long-standing roots in social innovation have flourished into a thriving social economy with a persistent focus on improving society and the City Region is positioning itself at the forefront of clean growth with ambitious plans for a net-zero carbon economy.
Our vision is of a fairer, stronger, cleaner city region, where no one is left behind.
Our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from the decisions we make. We want to create an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in Liverpool City Region. We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing. By using our devolved powers, we can make a real and meaningful difference to the lives of the people living and working in the area.
Our achievements include:
- Creating jobs and apprenticeships
- Making it easier to travel in and around the city region
- Renovating and improving schools and colleges
- Helping long-term unemployed families back into work
- Supporting cultural events
The murder of George Floyd in the city of Minneapolis in May 2020 demanded a response from organisations, governments and individuals around the world. Following Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s Declaration of Intent on Race Equality, published in March 2021, the Combined Authority further established a Race Equality Programme that sets out a series of commitments to tackle inequality within its own organisation, provide support for campaigns that seek to address racial inequality and encourage its partners, stakeholders and wider spheres of influence to take similar action.
Along with a raft of other measures, including a commitment to provide race equality training to 22,000 Local Authority and Combined Authority staff, we launched the Generations for Change project to tackle racial inequality faced by young people and also invested in the Nia Black Business Hub pilot, to identify and tackle barriers that negatively impact on the economic position of Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.