Liverpool Businesses urged to lead lockdown counter-attack to curb Covid rise

Businesses in Liverpool are being asked to redouble their efforts to help the city’s fight against Covid-19. Several business associations, including Liverpool’s Chamber of Commerce, have issued a joint letter calling on businesses to go “all in” to arrest the spread of the virus. The unprecedented plea, which has been sent to more than 15,000 firms this […]

St Helens Borough Council Cabinet approves economic recovery plan

St Helens Borough Council’s cabinet has approved plans to kickstart the borough’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Drafted before the third national lockdown was introduced, the St Helens Economic Recovery Plan outlines the scale of the challenges, opportunities that exist in St Helens Borough and the practical projects to address the challenges. The plan […]

City leaders welcome £21m Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund award for The Factory

City leaders have welcomed the award announced today by DCMS and Arts Council England of £21m to The Factory, the iconic world-class new cultural venue currently under construction in the heart of Manchester city centre. The award – from the government’s Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund – has been made to directly help offset the challenges […]

£1m financial boost as businesses re-open

Warrington Borough Council has now handed out more than £1m in vital funds to local businesses affected by the recent lockdown. In the past few weeks, the council has received almost 2,000 applications for government support grants and has moved quickly to ensure funds are administered to Warrington businesses as quickly as possible. More than […]

The North West Construction Hub (NWCH) and Southern Construction Framework (SCF) have jointly launched a Professional Services Framework (PSF) which is now live!

Released on behalf of the North West Construction Hub The framework enables clients swift and simple access to multi-disciplinary design and management professionals; specialists in delivering successful outcomes through integrated working. This framework was jointly procured with Manchester City Council, Hampshire County Council and Devon County Council and provides construction consultancy services to all public […]

New Covid Support Fund to Open For Businesses

A new £9.5 million fund to support small and micro businesses affected by Covid-19 will open for applications on Monday, 30 November.The Hospitality, Leisure and Retail Grants scheme is part of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s £40m emergency support fund. Almost 9,000 businesses in Liverpool have already received financial support since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK […]

New chief inspector takes the reins at Warrington local Policing Unit

A new temporary chief inspector has taken over the reins at Warrington Local Policing Unit. Neil Drum took over from Simon Meegan earlier this month after he became the new temporary Superintendent local policing lead for Warrington. Neil originally joined Cheshire Constabulary in 1997. During his career he has worked in a variety of local […]

Local Government Secretary hears about St Helens plans for growth

Innovative projects that will put St Helens Borough at the forefront of economic recovery like Glass Futures were the talking points with Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government who attended a meeting of public and private sector businesses. The meeting today, Friday, comes shortly after the announcement of £15m in […]