The Board received a report from the Strategic Director – Enterprise, Community and Resources, which provided an update in respect of the emerging Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) for the Liverpool City Region (LCR) and highlighted its emerging importance in being used to determine how future resources from Government might be allocated.
It was reported that following on from the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper, Building a Britain fit for the future, published on 27 November 2017, devolved areas such as the LCR were invited to develop their own LIS.
The Board was advised that a working draft of the LCR LIS was produced before Christmas 2019 and was currently being updated. Further comments and input from partners, including local authorities, was being sought. The vision for the LCR as outlined in the LIS was provided in the report together with its aims by 2040.
The Board agreed that the Local Industrial Strategy be submitted to the Executive Board for consideration.
RESOLVED: That the Board
1) note the emerging document and consider its implications for Halton; and
2) agrees that in light of the potential role of the LIS in developing investment priorities; that the report be submitted to the Executive Board for consideration.