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AEB Prior Information Notice (PIN)

Friday 16 November, 2018

The purpose of this PIN is to conduct initial pre-procurement market testing in relation to procurement of provision funded by its devolved share of the Adult Education Budget in the 2019/20 academic year. Download

Thrive At Work Framework Self Assessment

Thursday 04 October, 2018

This self-assessment tool will help your organisation to look at their starting position with respect to fulfilling the Thrive at Work Commitment. You should work through the self assessment framework and score where the organisation is with respect to each criteria. Download

Thrive at Work Wellbeing Commitment

Thursday 04 October, 2018

West Midlands Combined Authority has created the Thrive at Work Wellbeing Commitment in recognition of the need to ensure our working population is supported – designed to encourage and reward employers for improving the health and wellbeing offer to their employees. Download

Economic Research Library

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Key research evidence that informs the strategic work of the WMCA, including the Local Industrial Strategy. Download

State of the Region 2018

Wednesday 29 August, 2018

The State of the Region report provides an overview of the WMCA’s economic performance during the year. Download

WMCA Annual Plan

Friday 06 July, 2018

The Annual Plan outlines how the WMCA will work towards delivering inclusive economic growth in the West Midlands. Download

Regional Skills Plan

Friday 22 June, 2018

The WMCA has worked with partners to create a Regional Skills Plan that will help growth and prosperity. Download


Thursday 14 June, 2018

A report on the people foundation of productivity in the West Midlands. Download


Thursday 14 June, 2018

A report on the infrastructure foundation of productivity in the West Midlands. Download

Measuring Success

Thursday 14 June, 2018

A review of performance indicators and recommendations for the Productivity and Skills Commission. Download

Transport Act 2000

Friday 16 February, 2018

Travel Concession Reimbursement Arrangements with operating companies for 2018-19. Download

Transport Act 1985

Friday 16 February, 2018

Older and Disabled Persons Travel (Bus) Concession Scheme for 2018-19, covering eligibility for statutory travel concession permit. Download

Productivity and Skills Commission Interim Report

Monday 15 January, 2018

The Productivity and Skills Commission's Call for Evidence received 35 detailed responses from a wide range of stakeholders, including businesses and business representative groups, educational institutions, local authorities, LEPs and think tanks. This is a summary of the findings. Download


Thursday 11 January, 2018

A copy of the consultation you can print off and fill in at home. Download

Governance Review WMFS

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

The governance review identified specific potential benefits of coming together, including direct, more joined-up working. Download

Governance Scheme

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Governance document detailing how WMFS would operate within the WMCA and who would be responsible for making decisions. Download

Social Value Policy

Friday 24 November, 2017

This policy sets out how WMCA will establish a consistent and collaborative approach to social value within the West Midlands. Download

Supplier Guide

Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Further information around conducting business with WMCA Download

WMCA Annual Economic Review

Friday 16 June, 2017

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Annual Review is produced annually by the Black Country Consortium’s Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) to provide an overview of the WMCA’s economic performance during the year. Download

Executive summary of the WMCA Annual Economic Review

Friday 16 June, 2017

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Annual Review is produced annually by the Black Country Consortium’s Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) to provide an overview of the WMCA’s economic performance during the year. This is an executive summary version of this document. Download

Equality Scheme 2017-19

Tuesday 02 May, 2017

The scheme describes our vision and policy on equality, diversity and inclusion from 2017-2019. Download

Land Commission Report

Friday 17 February, 2017

The final report and recommendations of the WMCA Land Commission, published February 2017 Download

WMCA Environmental Strategy 2014-19

Friday 20 January, 2017

Our Environment Strategy: Think Global: Act Local is based on the concept of continual improvement and sets out our objectives and approach for the environmental management of West Midlands Combined Authority operations over a five year period. Download

Roadside Information Recharging Scheme

Thursday 17 November, 2016

The WMCA Roadside Information Recharging Scheme recharges bus operators for the provision of information at bus stops. This allows a uniform approach linked to Network West Midlands branding. Download

Transport Briefings

Friday 04 November, 2016

The latest news on transport developments in the region, including the Strategic Transport Plan, rail devolution, Metro operations and delivery, HS2 connectivity, bus franchising and useful data on latest travel trends. Download

Equality and Inclusion Review 2015-16

Tuesday 01 November, 2016

This Equality and Inclusion Review serves to provide an update on equality, diversity and inclusion developments in 2015/16 and therefore relates to activities prior to the WMCA formation. Download

Midland Metro: Transport & Works Act Order, Birmingham Eastside Extension

Friday 07 October, 2016

On 4 October 2016, the Midland Metro Alliance, on behalf of the West Midland Combined Authority submitted an application for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to secure powers to build, operate and maintain the Birmingham Eastside Extension (BEE). All information about this application (including documents submitted) can be accessed via the MMA website: Download

National Fraud Initiative Notice

Friday 30 September, 2016

The West Midlands Combined Authority is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. WMCA may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for; auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud. Download

Mayoral WMCA Governance Review

Monday 04 July, 2016

The Scheme set out the proposed membership, geography, funding, powers, duties and executive arrangements of the emerging combined authority and was submitted to government. Download

WMCA Environmental Policy

Tuesday 28 June, 2016

The WMCA's environmental policy lays out the committment to assessing the environmental effects of its business operations and working with partners to deliver good practices to minimise negative impacts on the environment. Download

SEP technical appendices - Dynamic Economic Impact Model (DEIM)

Friday 10 June, 2016

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) commissioned a new, bespoke economic modelling framework which will be delivered in June 2016. The Dynamic Economic Impact Model (DEIM) is a best-in-class regional model which will provide a robust mechanism to measure the economic impact of investments in a spatial context. Download

SEP technical appendices - Skills

Friday 10 June, 2016

The WMCA Skills Appendix contains a series of RAG rated tables relating to the following aspects of skills, qualifications, and employment. Download

SEP technical appendices - Vision setting

Friday 10 June, 2016

In the development of the LEP Strategic Economic plans a variety of approaches and economic models were utilised by the WM LEP areas in order to set ambitions and clear targets for growth. In order to support the development of the SEP for the WMCA the LEP and LA’s agreed to commission Oxford Economics to produce an Economic model covering the WMCA area providing consistent datasets across all geographical areas. Download

SEP technical appendices - Fiscal impact

Friday 10 June, 2016

In February 2015, the Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) launched a project to cultivate and refine an approach to approximating income and expenditure for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) geography. There are a number of ways to appraise both national income and expenditure streams in an analysis of this kind, the foremost aspiration of the exercise was to ascertain whether the WMCA is a ‘net contributor’ or a ‘cost centre’ to the national purse. Download

SEP technical appendices - Sectors

Friday 10 June, 2016

The West Midlands Combined Authority has identified ten sectors which are fundamental to increasing GVA and employment and to achieving the eight strategic priorities as stated in the WMCA SEP. Download

MOVEMENT FOR GROWTH: The West Midlands Strategic Transport Plan Summary

Friday 03 June, 2016

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has been established with a purpose: to plan for, and deliver, a transport system across the West Midlands Metropolitan area that will boost our regional economy and improve the daily lives of our residents and workers. This document, and the accompanying full document, sets out our vision and a strategy for how we will achieve it. Download

WMCA Mental Health Commission Citizen's Jury report

Monday 16 May, 2016

In spring 2016, fifteen residents of the West Midlands, with lived experience of mental health problems, met for eight sessions of deliberation. Their task was to produce a set of recommendations for the West Midlands Mental Health Commission, whose function is to advise government and the West Midlands Combined Authority on how public services can be transformed in the context of a devolution deal for mental health and well-being. Download

Governance Review

Monday 26 October, 2015

The case for establishing a Combined Authority in the West Midlands. Download

WMCA Statement of Intent

Monday 06 July, 2015

We launched our vision for the West Midlands Combined Authority in July 2015, through a document called the Statement of Intent. Download

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