Combined Authorities exist to grow economies in their regions. They invest in things like transport, skills and wellbeing. West Midlands Combined Authority was created to deliver an ambitious plan to drive inclusive economic growth in the region.
We are not a council. For example, we don’t collect bins. You don’t pay council tax to us. Most services are delivered by our partners. We deliver the plans and funding that unlock those services.
We represent 7 local authorities with a further 10 as non-constituent members.
Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEPs) have now both officially closed their services with operations moving over to the West Midlands Combined Authority.
As it stands, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP will continue to operate until the end of the year before services are integrated with the Combined Authority.
We're led by the Mayor of the West Midlands. We work together to move powers to the West Midlands' elected politicians, who know this region best.
Inclusive growth is at the heart of our vision. We want to build a region where people thrive in the places they live and work. That's focused on people as well as place.
We are a region on the move. Our time is now.
Environment and Energy
We’re looking at ways to tackle climate change in the region.
Housing and Land
We help to unlock brownfield sites so that new homes can be built.
Ensuring growth benefits everyone, including vulnerable communities.
Building a transport system that links people to opportunities.
Economic Delivery, Skills and Communities
Developing the region through Economy, Skills and Communities
Single Assurance Framework
Ensuring accountability, probity, transparency and legal compliance
Budget & spending
Financial reports, yearly accounts, monthly expenditure and other documents relating to the WMCA budget can be found in this section.
Our wellbeing programmes have been established to help support people with healthier lifestyles.
Inclusive Growth Framework
The Inclusive Growth Framework translates inclusive growth from an intellectual concept to into a reality that can be put into practice to build a fairer, greener and better connected region.
WMCA Homelessness Taskforce
The Homelessness Taskforce was established with a commitment to bring together organisations, people and resources to tackle homelessness.
Working with secondary schools and colleges - connecting them with local employers and allowing students to succeed.
The Social Economy is a collective term for all ‘not for personal profit’ organisations that exist to improve disadvantaged communities, support disadvantaged people and address social or environmental issues but do so using a trading (business) model to generate the majority or all the funds they need.
Commonwealth Games Legacy Enhancement Fund
How we're working to support the legacy of Birmingham 2022