Wirral Waters Peel

Councils vie for share of £18m housing pot

Local authorities have less than four weeks to bid for grants from an £18m fund, launched on Friday by minister Gavin Barwell who also confirmed the creation of housing zones in Blackburn, Burnley and Wirral Waters.

Senior Government names sign up to MIPIM UK

Six government ministers are expected to attend the MIPIM UK property conference next week, due to take place from Wednesday 19 October at Olympia in London.

Rotheram secures Liverpool City Region mayoral nomination

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Steve Rotheram has become the second central government politician in as many days to win Labour members’ support to stand for new metro mayor positions, defeating Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson to the nomination for the May 2017 election to head Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

Anderson takes chair at combined authority

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Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson has been appointed chairman of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, replacing Wirral leader Cllr Phil Davies, who had announced his intention to step down prior to the authority’s meeting on Friday.

AS2015: Apprenticeship levy set at 0.5%

Three million apprenticeships will be funded by 2020 through the levy on all businesses with more than £3m payroll costs, prompting mixed responses from industry.

MIPIM UK: Northern Powerhouse sets conference agenda

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The first day of the MIPIM UK conference programme in London was dominated by talk of the Northern Powerhouse, with panel debates formed of council and businesses leaders delivering positive messages about the opportunities on offer.