- •Range of powers being conferred under the functions of
- Employment and skills,
- Housing and planning (strategic),
- Transport and highways (strategic),
- Business growth,
- Energy and environment,
- Culture, finance,
- European funding,
- Information sharing
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) is the combined authority of the Liverpool City Region, an area that covers the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the adjacent Borough of Halton in North West England. It was established on 1 April 2014 by statutory instrument under the provisions of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. Membership of the combined authority is made up of the leaders of the six principal membership authorities and the local enterprise partnership.
The LCRCA is a strategic authority with powers over transport, economic development and regeneration. Transport policy of the combined authority is delivered by the Merseytravel functional body.
The statutory name of the combined authority is the Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority and at the inaugural meeting on 1 April 2014 the name Liverpool City Region Combined Authority was adopted. The current chair of the authority is Joe Anderson, the Mayor of Liverpool.