Liverpool City Region Investment Guide 2022

Liverpool City Region Investment Guide 2022

March 2022

“The North is where the action is”

In February, I was invited to attend the Northern Convention, a day of roundtables and sessions led by council leaders, metro mayors and the 11 LEP chairs from the north. Mayor of Greater Liverpool Steve Rotheram introduced the day’s keynote speaker, whose message to the government was: “We welcome the upgrade, but you – the government – can’t do it without we.”

The upgrade, he told the audience, “has to be more than shiny buildings.”
Leveling up means “redressing regional inequalities in the long term”.

The keynote speaker was Secretary of State for Levels, Housing and Communities Michael Gove, who seemed to agree with the Labor mayor. “At the end of the day, we are all on the same team. And this is a team committed to ensuring that opportunities are more equal across our UK,” he said, adding that the state has a role to play in improving economic growth and life chances of its citizens with local government. and the private sector.

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