Liverpool City Region

The Liverpool City Region is a combined authority region of England, centred on Liverpool, incorporating the local authority district boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral. The region is in the historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire. Depending on the definition used, the region's population is between about 1.5 million and 2.3 million.

Liverpool City Region
Liverpool City Region
Local government districts of Liverpool City Region
Coordinates: 53°24′07″N 2°58′37″W
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country England
RegionNorth West England
Established2010 (as a local enterprise partnership)
1 April 2014 (as a combined authority)
Administrative HQLiverpool
(1 Mann Island (Combined authority))
(12 Princes Parade (Local enterprise partnership))
  TypeCombined authority
Local enterprise partnership
  BodyLiverpool City Region Combined Authority
Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership
  LeadershipDirectly elected mayor of the Liverpool City Region and indirectly elected membership (Combined authority)
Chairman and board (Local enterprise partnership)
  LeaderSteve Rotheram (Combined authority)
Asif Hamid (Local enterprise partnership)
  Total279.53 sq mi (723.97 km2)
 (mid-2019 est.)
Time zoneUTC0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time) (Combined authority) (Local enterprise partnership)
Population density map

Since 1 April 2014, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has become the top-tier administrative body for the local governance of the city region. Through the combined authority, the six districts pool their responsibilities over strategic policy areas such as economic development, transport, employment and skills, tourism, culture, housing, and physical infrastructure.[1][2] No significant powers were devolved from central government.

The region's economic development is also supported by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), established in 2010 as the private sector-led board comprising political and business leaders from around the city region.[3]