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The Commercial Secretary and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government visited Liverpool on 17 November 2015 to confirm the Liverpool City Region devolution agreement, which gives the Liverpool City Region greater control over transport, skills, business support and other areas.
The Chancellor announced the devolution of further powers and responsibilities to the Liverpool City Region on 16 March 2016.
This gives Liverpool additional new powers over transport, pilots the approach to 100% business rate retention across the city region, as well as agreeing further commitments for the city region and government to work together on children’s services, health, housing and justice.
See our guides explaining the powers being transferred to English regions and new mayoral responsibilities: