Warrington Councils band together to call for extra funding

A cross-party group of the lowest funded councils across the country is joining forces to call for a £300 million temporary fix to level up local government finance. Warrington has joined the campaign – led by Leicestershire County Council – calling on the Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities (DLUHC) to inject the extra […]

Government green light for St Helens Town Deal projects

St Helens Town Deal Board has been given a further boost as the Government signed off its plans to use the earmarked £25m funding award to progress all six of the projects in its original Town Investment Plan. It means that work can continue on the business cases for each project, with the final submissions for these […]

BLOG: Why the return of the Landlord Licensing scheme matters

When you say housing and Liverpool, most people – of a certain age – will think Brookside, Bread or even Boys from the Blackstuff, writes Louise Harford, Head of Private Sector Housing at Liverpool City Council. For millions of people watching the city on prime time TV in the 1980s and ‘90s, those images of […]

Funding for targeted support for vulnerable young people at risk of crime and violence

Young people in Liverpool most at risk of serious violence or gang exploitation will benefit from targeted support to keep them engaged in education and attending lessons. The new initiative, is part of a rollout of 10 ‘SAFE’ (Support, Attend, Fulfil, Exceed) taskforces, led by local schools, bringing headteachers together to support vulnerable young people, […]

Funding available for good causes in Woolton

Voluntary groups in Woolton are being urged to apply for charitable funds which aim to improve recreational and educational opportunities in the area. The Woolton Educational and Recreational Charity was set up following the sale of the Woolton Village Club in 2000. The club was sold for £300,000 and the charity uses the interest on the […]

Debt refinancing deal will deliver a boost of up to £15.8 million for services

Liverpool City Council has concluded the refinancing of £65m of debt, which is projected to save £15.8 million in repayments and shave 26 years off the loan term. The previous LOBO (Lender’s Option Borrower’s Option) arrangement had an average rate of 4.4% over 44 years. It has now been replaced with a new funding package […]


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More brownfield sites earmarked for potential funding boost

St Helens Borough housing projects that could deliver more than 600 homes on brownfield sites have been identified as potential benefactors of funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. They make up part of a list of 14 sites in total across the city region which will deliver nearly 3,000 new homes from the £45m Brownfield […]

BLOG: ‘As the council rebuilds, I’m looking forward to being part of this great team of dedicated staff’ – Interim highways chief on being part of Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council has seen many developments recently, a key change is the changing face of the leadership team. Karen Agbabiaka – the Interim Chief Highways Officer – explains why she has taken up this challenging role in Liverpool, away from her home in London. Prior to joining Liverpool, I had read the ‘Best Value’ […]

Liverpool sets scene for “game-changing” Film and TV studios at iconic site

Liverpool City Council has set out the next steps to deliver one of the UK’s biggest TV and Film complexes. A report, which will go to the Council’s Cabinet next Friday (December 3), is requesting permission to unlock a potential £70m redevelopment of the iconic Littlewoods building, which would include major studios, creative office space […]