How local councils are working commercially to generate revenue and bolster growth

How local councils are investing commercially to generate revenue and bolster growth AT A GLANCE •  Investments in commercial property and other assets are among the ways North West councils are generating revenue. •  Arms-length companies are increasingly being formed by the region’s councils to boost growth, jobs and regeneration. •  More commercially savvy ... Read More...

Northern Powerhouse investment is evidence of ‘momentum building’

The government’s £556 million Northern Powerhouse investment is “further evidence of the ongoing building of momentum” behind the concept, according to a North West expert. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the funding boost as part of an Industrial Strategy which was discussed during her first regional cabinet meeting yesterday (23 January). The ... Read More...

Colliers joins government’s Northern Powerhouse partnership programme

Commercial agent Colliers International has signed up to the government’s Northern Powerhouse partnership programme. The firm joins a growing network of fellow companies including Manchester Airports Group, Peel Group, Siemens and Deloitte to help champion the strategy and back business growth throughout the region. On becoming the latest to join the programme of ... Read More...

Prof Janet Beer welcomes government commitment to EU students

The University of Liverpool’s vice-chancellor has welcomed the government’s commitment to EU postgraduate student funding post-Brexit. Universities and science minister Jo Johnson has confirmed EU nationals starting courses between 2017 and 2018 will remain eligible for training support, even if their studies conclude after the UK’s exit from the EU. The news ... Read More...