A proposal was submitted to Government on 30 September 2013 recommending the creation of a Combined Authority for the Liverpool City Region.
This followed a series of consultation with businesses and residents across the City Region which identified there was strong support locally to create a Combined Authority.
The Government is now inviting feedback through a further statutory consultation, which commenced on Thursday, 28 November 2013.
The Liverpool City Region local authorities, working with the Local Enterprise Partnership and Merseytravel, have carried out a review of strategic governance arrangements. The review concluded a Combined Authority was the preferred option.
Becoming a Combined Authority would not result in the formation of a ‘super council’. It would mean improving strategic decision making in the areas of transport, housing, economic development and skills and maximising funding opportunities from Government. A Combined Authority for Liverpool City Region would help to grow the economy and jobs, which would be a great boost for the area.