We are looking forward to launching our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) tomorrow (10 June) at the ICC in Birmingham at 10am. There will also be an update on transport, the Mental Health Commission chaired by Norman Lamb MP, and the Collective Investment Fund. Following the launch of the SEP, the Shadow West Midlands Combined Authority Board (WMCA) will host its AGM which will highlight the progress made by the emerging Combined Authority in the past year.
We had hoped to have had the necessary legislation establishing the WMCA in place for tomorrow's meeting. Unfortunately this has not proved to be the case. The meeting will however go ahead but in a Shadow Board form, as with previous meetings. The meeting will remain open to the public.