Policy paper

City Deal: Liverpool

The City Deal for the Liverpool City Region is part of the first wave of City Deals to get the go-ahead from government.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The Liverpool City Deal sets out 6 areas to focus on, including:

  • an international Business Festival to showcase and celebrates business opportunities to Europe and the rest of the world
  • a low carbon red tape pilot to help reduce regulatory burdens and streamline local planning processes, in order to speed up more than £100 million worth of investment in offshore wind infrastructure in the City Region and create 3,000 jobs
  • looking at how the River Mersey can become the cleanest river in an urban setting by 2045
  • increasing employment by combining up to £80 million public and private employment and skills investments, helping businesses to create more jobs, address skills gaps and raise productivity, supporting 17,400 people into work and creating 6,000 apprenticeships
  • transport, by revising the approach to governance and creating a joint investment fund of £800 million, supporting the creation of 15,000 jobs
  • using the region’s science and knowledge assets, attracting science investment and generating 2,000 high value jobs
Published 5 July 2012