Mersey Maritime is playing an important part in supporting a strong maritime themed bid as part of the Department for Transport’s submission to the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review process this autumn. (A CSR is a way for Government to determine how much money is needed by certain industries in the country – the maritime ‘ask’ is largely focussed on decarbonising the industry, levelling up, skills and innovation).
To that end we have already held a number of briefing meetings with local councillors, MPs and business leaders on both the original ‘Maritime Sector Recovery Plan’ (launched in June 2020) and now the series of ‘asks’ we are making in this important funding round.
To have impact, it will be important that Government ministers and MPs hear from a range of regional voices – the very people on the frontline of business activity and engaged with the delivery of the important themes of ‘clean maritime’, job creation, skills, growth and general support for the sector as being critical to delivering a strong post-COVID19 recovery.
Call to action…
I would urge you all to get involved with this work if you can. Maritime UK have produced a detailed toolkit to help assist with this process (download below). The toolkit contains useful information and background but also several practical items which we would encourage you to make use of either now or in the coming weeks
If you would like to discuss this further with the Mersey Maritime team please do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support.