Arriva bus drivers have voted to reject the latest pay offer in their stand-off with the transport operator, making it more likely the nine strike days announced for December, plus Monday 27 November, will go ahead.
Housing issues including a stamp duty holiday, a devolved Housing Investment Fund and a model to tackle homelessness are among the items set out as priorities by Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steve Rotheram ahead of this week’s Autumn Budget.
Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steve Rotheram and city mayor Joe Anderson have come together, along with the five leaders of the city region’s districts, to write an open letter to transport union RMT and Merseyrail.
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and West Lancashire Council have published a draft Strategic Housing and Employment Land Market Assessment, a key stage in putting together its Single Spatial Framework to guide development up to 2037.
Mayors and leaders from Liverpool City Region, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have discussed further the formation of a body that will provide a strong, unified voice for the north.