Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

05/06/2020 - LCR 137 - Adult Education Budget Contract for Service Allocations ref: 386    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Members of the Combined Authority are asked to approve the indicative contract for services allocations for the academic year 2020/21. The expenditure will be in excess of the key decision threshold.

 

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision published: 05/06/2020

Effective from: 13/06/2020

Decision:

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority resolved that:-

 

(i)        the impact of Covid-19 on the delivery of AEB funded programmes be noted;

 

(ii)       the funding support package in place during 2019/20 and the reprioritisation  of funding for the 2020/21 academic year be noted;

 

(iii)    the methodology applied by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to calculate the indicative Adult Education Budget contract for services allocations for the academic year 2020/21 be noted;

 

(iii)      the indicative contract for services allocations, as summarised in Appendix One be approved; and

 

(iv)      authority be delegated to Combined Authority Treasurer to agree any changes to those allocations identified in Appendix One as part of any negotiation or recovery response to Covid-19.

 

 

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Claire Blott


05/06/2020 - LCR 138 - Growth Hub Funding ref: 385    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The LCR Combined Authority has been awarded funding for the 2020/21 financial year from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) which is a continuation of funding to support the Liverpool City Region Growth Company deliver the “Growth Hub” programme

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision published: 05/06/2020

Effective from: 13/06/2020

Decision:

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority resolved that:

 

(i)        the award of £451,000 to the Liverpool City Region Growth Company, via the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as its accountable  body, to support the “Growth Hub” programme across the Liverpool City Region be agreed; and

 

(ii)       this funding be transferred to the Liverpool City Region Growth Company to enable it deliver the measures set out within the offer letter.

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Paul Collins


29/05/2020 - LCR 139 - Acceptance of grant funding from Department of Transport to support recovery from COVID-19 restrictions ref: 382    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The LCR Combined Authority has received notification of a £12.662 million Highways Pothole & Challenge Fund grant to support further improvements to the highway network in 2020/21. 

 

The Authority is also awaiting confirmation of a share of a national £250m fund to support the delivery of short-term walking and cycling measures, to support the process of relaxing travel restrictions from COVID-19.

 

Accepting and allocating the funding constitutes a key decision by virtue of the level of funding at stake, and the funding will be disbursed across the city region.

 

This is warranted on the grounds of urgency, in order to utilise funding intended to support recovery from COVID-19 restrictions.  The disbursement of the funding cannot reasonably await consideration at the next scheduled meeting of the LCR Combined Authority

Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Decision published: 22/05/2020

Effective from: 13/06/2020

Decision:

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority resolved that:

 

(i)           the confirmed £12.662 million Highways Pothole & Challenge Fund grant, intended to support further improvements to the highway network in 2020/21, as  referenced in paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2 of the report be accepted;

 

(ii)          notes that the Authority is awaiting a share of a national £250 million fund to support the delivery of short-term walking and cycling measures, to support the process of relaxing travel restrictions from the COVID-19 emergency as referenced in paragraph 3.6, and that the Authority has received notice of an indicative first tranche allocation of £1.974 million;

 

(iii)      acceptance of the funds referenced in (b) above when the levels or funding, and the terms and conditions have been confirmed by the Department for Transport be agreed;

 

(iii)         delegated authority be granted to the Head of Paid Service to take emergency action to formally secure and disburse the above funding sources across the six constituent authorities following acceptance and confirmation of the terms of the funds. This will be undertaken in consultation with members of the Combined Authority and the Portfolio Holder for Transport and Air Quality, and in consultation with the Combined Authority Monitoring Officer and Combined Authority Treasurer;

 

(iv)         that the Highways Pothole & Challenge Fund will be disbursed in line with options set out in paragraph 3.5 and that the process of applying for, and disbursing the walking and cycling fund will be guided by the principles set out in paragraphs 3.8 and 3.9 of the report; and

 

(v)          that an update on progress is reported to future meetings of the Combined Authority.

 

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Lead officer: Huw Jenkins