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LCR weekly business news round-up: 13.10.2017

Here’s a quick round-up of some of the most important business stories for the Liverpool City region this week

Full high-speed rail connection for Liverpool moves closer

A full connection to the high-speed rail network for Liverpool City Region has moved a step closer following pressure from business and civic leaders from Liverpool City Region and across the North…

Mersey Gateway Bridge to open to traffic just after midnight on Saturday 14th October

Halton’s iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October. The plan is, weather depending, to have the bridge lit up with a spectacular light show and fireworks display on Friday evening, a few hours before it opens to traffic…

Theresa May makes Northern Powerhouse a top priority

The success of the Northern Powerhouse is critical to the government’s plans to ensure growth reaches every corner of the country, the Prime Minister has said ahead of a visit to the North West today…

How you’re better off working in Liverpool – survey highlights disposable income gap with London

A new study confirms that people living on average wages in Northern cities such as Liverpool are much better off financially than those in London, despite significantly lower salary levels…

Baltic Creative acquires 19th century Victorian warehouse

Baltic Creative CIC is set to embark on its next phase of development after completing the purchase of a historic 19th century docklands storehouse in the heart of the Baltic Triangle…