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Stockport to progress A34 bid

Neil Tague

An outline business case for a £35m package of projects on the key South Manchester route is being prepared for submission to the Department for Transport in March.

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Pension funds select firms for £12m framework 

Dan Whelan

The Greater Manchester, Merseyside and West Yorkshire pension funds have appointed 27 companies to provide services across their combined £46bn property portfolio, to enable "a more cost-effective approach".

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Tug of war over freeport bid

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A formal application will be made by the combined authority to reinstate the Port of Liverpool’s freeport status despite opposition from Sefton Council on environmental and social grounds.

Region faces levelling up challenge on Covid-19

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Sarah Townsend

The Government’s promise to ‘level up’ the North West by reducing regional economic disparities will be almost four times harder as a result of the pandemic, and Blackpool faces the biggest challenge, according to a report.

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Liverpool ‘makes progress’ tackling troubled sales model

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Neil Tague

The city’s ability to root out problematic developments funded by fractional sales has been bolstered by measures such as a draft code of practice for council officials and a new approvals process for the sale of any council-owned land, according to a report.

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Manchester mulls planning cuts

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Sarah Townsend

Eleven posts could be axed in the city council’s planning and building control department unless additional funding is found, as the local authority reviews budgets amid Covid-19.