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.
Voters wanting a proxy vote for the historic West Midlands mayoral election have just a few days left to apply.
Voters who have registered for a postal vote in the forthcoming West Midlands mayoral election should start to see them …
People need to apply quickly if they want to vote but cannot make it to their local polling station on May 4
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Mental Health Commission
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.