Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Budget Statement 2018/19

The Liverpool City Region Mayoral Combined Authority consists of the Metro Mayor, Steve Rotherham, alongside the six constituent Local Authorities of the Liverpool City Region.

Its function is to coordinate the delivery of economic growth across the City Region, with particular responsibility for economic development, employment and skills, housing and transport.

This is the first budget set by Steve Rotheram and reflects the Mayor’s ambitions to create a fair, green and connected City Region that works for all of its residents.

Transport Funding

The Combined Authority provides resources to facilitate the delivery of transport activities within the City Region.  This is funded through a series of transport levies across each of the six Councils.

It funds the provision of the transport services delivered by Merseytravel from a charge to each of the Merseyside Councils which is presented in the following table.

Transport Levy 2017/18


Transport Levy



Transport Levy



Knowsley 10,045 10,032
Liverpool 32,660 32,869
St Helens 12,120 12,107
Sefton 18,677 18,605
Wirral 21,899 21,786
Total 95,400 95,400

Halton Council provides transport activities directly within its boundaries and this is funded through a differential transport levy which will be £3.1m for 2018/19.

Other Activities

The Mayoral Combined Authority is responsible for managing an investment programme of over £1bn over the coming years which is directly associated with additional funding attracted to the City Region through its devolution deal and the election of the Metro Mayor.

In order to ensure that this programme delivers improvements in the City Region’s economy the Combined Authority has to identify certain running costs for 2018/19.

The budget that is associated with exercising the City Region’s new Mayoral powers for 2018/19 will be £6.2m.


Mr John Fogarty, B.A. Hons, I.P.F.A.
Director of Corporate Services Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Mayor Steve Rotheram,
Metro Mayor Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Last Updated on 12 March 2018