We are the eighteen local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and our locally elected politicians, who know this region best. Individual councils will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.
Historically, the West Midlands was the “workshop of the world”. Now our challenge is to create jobs, enhance skills, develop prosperity and drive economic growth.
The agreement with government will see it make an annual contribution worth £40 million for 30 years to support an overall investment package that will unlock £8 billion, alongside the creation of up to half a million jobs.
Decision will see Transport for West Midlands bring operations 'in house' as major expansion of tram network gets underw…
Transport for West Midlands to switch 9,000 nTrain direct debit customers from paper tickets to Swift
The West Midlands Combined Authority has awarded £53m to a programme to help landowners and developers redevelop former …
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The commissions' desired outcome is to create a blueprint that can deliver economic, social and public sector reform for the West Midlands and also a blueprint for change that may be used elsewhere in the country.
Our commissions cover Mental Health, Land and Productivity. Find out more about them here.