Liverpool City Region

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Devolution and Beyond: essays on the voluntary sector's role in an inclusive devolution agenda

Devolution and Beyond: essays on the voluntary sector's role in an inclusive devolution agenda

Three years since Devolution, Our Devolution, this compilation of essays, Devolution and Beyond, from leading thinkers and operators in devolution explores the current context for the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector. 

With six combined authority mayoral elections in May 2017, this is a pivotal time for the devolution agenda - and if it is to be an inclusive one, it is vital that the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is playing a leading role. These essays, from both within the sector and out, explore how this can be achieved.

With contributions from: 

  • Mike Wild (Macc)
  • Ceri Hughes and Ruth Lupton (Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit)
  • Gill Bainbridge (Merseyside Youth Association)
  • Fay Selvan (Big Life Group)
  • Atif Shafique (Royal Society of the Arts)
  • Neil McInroy (Centre for Local Economic Strategies)
  • Sean Anstee (Greater Manchester Combined Authority)
  • Simone Spray (42nd Street)
  • Garth Hodgkinson (Community CVS)
  • Carolyn Otley (Cumbria Third Sector Network)
  • Kathy Evans (Children England)
  • Jim McMahon MP (Shadow Minister for Local Government and Devolution)

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EU Funding and Brexit Briefing for Liverpool City Region

EU Funding and Brexit Briefing for Liverpool City Region

Warren Escadale and Sam Popper

Following the implementation of Brexit, what is the likely impact of lost investment and delivery, and how can the case be made for future investment in driving inclusive growth?

Sector expertise lies in connecting mainstream delivery to those furthest from mainstream support and furthest from employment. It also lies in providing tailored, person-centric approaches to tackling multiple barriers and building confidence.

We calculate that if investment in inclusive growth and VCFSE involvement in delivery ended in the City Region…

• Over 13,400 of the hardest to reach people acrossthe City Region will lose out on life-changing support. This will cost the City Region at least £56.3m per year in lost GVA.

• This includes additional welfare costs of at least £12m per year.

• We would lose a return on investment in VCFSE delivery in our City Region of £8 for every pound invested.

• Direct job losses in VCFSE organisations in the City Region would exceed 245.

• The City Region would lose out on significant additional inward investment in our most economically disadvantaged communities.

• In the light of extensive public sector cuts, it would become increasingly challenging for local organisations to remain financially viable. Additional indirect job losses would exceed 145.

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The Implications of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for the VCS

The Implications of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for the VCS

This report, commissioned by Liverpool CVS United Way, explores the implications of city region working, and specifically the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, for local voluntary and community sector groups:

- Combined Authorities: The Implications of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for the VCS (September 2014).  This report includes a section on VCS involvement in the other four Combined Authorities.

- Executive Summary

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