What next for ‘DevoScouse’?
The metro mayor for the Liverpool City region Steve Rotheram celebrates his second anniversary in the job in May. What difference has the office of metro mayor made to Merseyside, and has the Combined Authority been able to deliver for business? As importantly, what additional devolved powers should the city region be seeking, and what areas of policy ought to be within the mayors remit to help drive regeneration and economic growth. Professor Michael Parkinson from the Heseltine Institute and Wirral South MP Alison McGovern, chair of the parliamentary Northern Powerhouse Group, will be among a panel of decision-makers and business leaders exploring these crucial issues.