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Additional £20m available as LEPs’ role expands

A further £20m is to be made available for LEPs to bid for over the next two financial years as one of four key recommendations made in the ‘Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships’ review.

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Taylor steps in at Trafford

Jim Taylor, chief executive of Salford City Council, will also hold the dual role of interim chief executive of Trafford Council until the end of the year.

Kit Malthouse

Latest housing minister appointed

The Government has named Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire and former deputy mayor of London, as the latest housing minister, moving into the role vacated yesterday by Dominic Raab.

Dominic Raab

Housing minister merry-go-round continues

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Dominic Raab, who took over from Alok Sharma as housing minister in January, has now moved out of the post in order to take on the Brexit Secretary brief, vacated by David Davis who resigned yesterday.

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Gaskell to vice-chair latest Powerhouse body

Cheshire & Warrington LEP chair Christine Gaskell is to become vice-chair of NP11, a Government-funded board comprising the North’s 11 Local Enterprise Partnership figureheads, brought together to promote the Northern Powerhouse.

Rotheram launches fund for town centres

Steve Rotheram, the Metro Mayor for Liverpool City Region, will today announce a £5m Town Centre Fund as the first round of investment in supporting improvements in urban centres.

Merseyside Development Update

FINAL TICKETS | Meet the Authorities: Public-Private Partnerships

Mark Kitts, assistant director of regeneration at Liverpool City Council, has joined the roster of councils speaking about their large-scale development plans and private sector partnerships, at this half-day event in Manchester on Thursday 12 July.

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Departures at top of Trafford Council

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Trafford Council has confirmed that its chief executive Theresa Grant and corporate director Joanne Hyde have both resigned their posts, effective as of yesterday. The departures leave four senior positions at the council vacant.

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Government confirms St Michael’s all-clear

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The controversial Manchester city centre development is to go ahead after Secretary of State James Brokenshire notified the St Michael’s Partnership that the application will not be called in for a public inquiry.