Decisions

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Decisions

14/09/2020 - LCR 156 - Acceptance of Grant for Digital Skills Funding ref: 1397    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Approval is sought to receive a grant offer of £1million from the Department for Education to support digital skills development across the City Region.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Frank Rogers)

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 22/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED – That the Chief Executive:

 

(i)           accepted the grant offer of £1m from Department for Education as set out in the offer letter in Appendix One;

 

(ii)          authorised all necessary steps to be taken to in order to optimise the deployment of this funding; and

 

(iii)         requested that regular performance reports are brought forward on implementation.

 

 

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Rob Tabb


01/09/2020 - LCR 155 - Additional Funding for Growth Platform to provide additional staff resource to Local Growth Hubs ref: 1396    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Approval is sought to provide £350,000 of funding to the Growth Platform to enable Local Growth Hubs to strenghten the business support system in the City Region.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Frank Rogers)

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

That the Chief Executive approved the allocation of £350,000 of funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority COVID-19 Resilience Fund (repurposed from the Brexit Resilience Fund) to Growth Platform for the purpose of providing additional human resource for Local Growth Hubs to refocus outwards and proactively engage businesses who were previously not accessing business support, providing COVID-19 specific advice; and identifying businesses suitable for “high intensity” support.

 

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Daniel Bimpson


27/08/2020 - LCR 154 - Property Acquisitions - Sefton

The Combined Authority supports the regeneration of town centres within the City Region. This project initially provided funding for the acquistion of strategic sites to enable future development and fees for associated master planning. Approval is sought for additional funding to support this development.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision due date: 25/09/2020

Local Authorities affected: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council;

Lead officer: Sophie Bevan

Notice of decision: 27/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


27/08/2020 - LCR 153 - Households into Work: Extension of Staff Contracts

The recommendations being made will exceed the £150,000 financial threshold and have a broad community impact across the City Region as a whole.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision due date: 25/09/2020

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Rob Tabb

Notice of decision: 27/08/2020


27/08/2020 - LCR 152 - ELGIN Virtual Control Centre

The proposed expenditure for the services to be procured will exceed the key decision threshold. The services this this procurement will deliver will benefit all wards across the City Region.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision due date: 25/09/2020

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Andrew Sawyer

Notice of decision: 27/08/2020


27/08/2020 - LCR 151 - Local Energy North West Hub Continuation Funding

The LCR Combined Authority is asked to accept grant funding from the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support the continuation of activity by the North West Local Energy Hub in 2020/21. This will include additional capacity to support Local Authorities in the delivery of Green Home grants in the North West of England.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision due date: 25/09/2020

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Mark Knowles

Notice of decision: 27/08/2020


27/08/2020 - LCR 150 - Acceptance of European Social Fund

The LCR Combined Authority is asked to accept a grant from the European Social Fund for the Liverpool City Region Positive Inclusion Programme and Additional European Regional Development grant to support SME Restart and Recovery and Kickstarting Tourism package.

 

The LCR Combined Authority will act as the Accountable Body for the grants and make onward grant awards to Delivery partners.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision due date: 25/09/2020

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Louise Chamley, Alex Eslick

Notice of decision: 27/08/2020


27/08/2020 - LCR 149 - Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) Investment Strategy and Assurance Framework

The Investment Strategy sets out the overarching principles, priorities and management process for investing in good growth across the City Region which supports the economic development ambitions that is both socially inclusive and environmentally responsible.

 

This is supported by the Assurance Framework, which provides the context within which the Investment Strategy exists.

 

The Strategy will inform all future Combined Authority investments and provide the framework to guide these funding decisions.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision due date: 25/09/2020

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Eleanor Fielding

Notice of decision: 27/08/2020


27/08/2020 - LCR 148 - Comprehensive Spending Review Submission

The LCR Combined Authority is asked to approve the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) submission for the Liverpool City Region (LCR).

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision due date: 25/09/2020

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Patrick Eastwood

Notice of decision: 27/08/2020


27/08/2020 - LCR 147 - Careers and Enterprise Funding

The LCR Combined Authority has been awarded funding of £580,942 for the period September 2020 to August 2021 from the Careers and Enterprise Company, which is a continuation of funding to support the LCR Growth Company deliver the Careers and Enterprise programme.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision due date: 25/09/2020

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Paul Collins

Notice of decision: 27/08/2020


27/08/2020 - LCR 146 - Growth Hub Supplementary Funding

The LCR Combined Authority has been awarded supplementary funding of £329,000 for the 2020/21 financial year from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This is additional funding to support the LCR Growth Company deliver the ‘Growth Hub’ programme. The Combined Authority has previously approved the initial funding allocation of £451,000.

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision due date: 25/09/2020

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Paul Collins

Notice of decision: 27/08/2020