Government awards £105m to bridge housing viability gap

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Chancellor Philip Hammond and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid have confirmed the first round of allocations from the £5bn Housing Infrastructure Fund, backing 18 projects across the region with awards of between £300,000 and £12m.

Andy Burnham

Burnham names advisory panel

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has cast the net wide in selecting his first Business Advisory Panel, with just one representative of the property sector being named, in Nicola Hodkinson, director of business services at Seddon Construction.

Bernstein adds IED role to portfolio

Sir Howard Bernstein has taken over from Lord Heseltine as patron of the Institute for Economic Development, the membership body of economic development and regeneration practitioners.  

New Mayors: Andy Burnham, Steve Rotheram

Mayors call for accelerated devolution

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England’s seven regional and city-wide Mayors, including Greater Manchester’s Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region’s Steve Rotheram, are meeting in London today to issue a call to the Government to increase the pace and scale of devolution.

Andy Burnham

Burnham: May’s money not enough   

Alice Cachia

The Government will give almost £3.8m for the region-wide approach in tackling homelessness and rough sleeping, which will be the UK’s first devolved homelessness package, but Mayor Andy Burnham said more needs to be done.