Issue details

LCR 155 - Additional Funding for Growth Platform to provide additional staff resource to Local Growth Hubs

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 type: Key

Reason Key: Financial and Community Impact;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/08/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This funding is urgently required, to enable the Local Growth Hubs to engage businesses who are not accessing business support and continue to provide support to businesses. This provision is time critical, as it needs to be in place before the furlough scheme is due to end on the 31 October 2020. The funding will ensure that business support is in place at the earliest opportunity, and seek to mitigiate risks to businesses in the City Region.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 1 Sep 2020 by Chief Executive of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Katherine Fairclough)

Lead director: Mark Bousfield

Contact: Daniel Bimpson Email:


Councillor T Crone, Chair of the LCR Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Making Representations: Mark Bousfield, Director of Commercial Development and Investment Email: