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Building a better connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener and healthier West Midlands

What is the Combined Authority?

Combined Authorities are set up to improve their region’s economies. We invest in the region through collaboration with our partners, but we don’t replace local councils.

The Mayor

We’re led by the Mayor of the West Midlands. The current Mayor is Andy Street, who is in office until May 2024. The Mayor chairs the WMCA Board and acts as a voice for the region, nationally and globally.

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Latest News

As thousands of teenagers across the West Midlands await their GCSE and A-level results over the next two weeks, a Birmingham apprentice is urging other young people to consider their full range of options.

Wed 17 August 2022

Life stories: Why I chose an apprenticeship after college

As thousands of teenagers across the West Midlands await their GCSE and A-level results over the next two weeks, a Birmingham apprentice is urging other young people to consider their full range of options.

Local train, tram, cycle, and bus travel all saw record breaking numbers across the eleven days as hundreds of thousands of sports fans made their way around the region

Wed 10 August 2022

West Midlands’ public transport hits record numbers throughout Commonwealth Games

Local train, tram, cycle, and bus travel all saw record breaking numbers across the eleven days as hundreds of thousands of sports fans made their way around the region

Members of the public have less than a week left to vote for Birmingham as the new national headquarters for Great British Railways (GBR).

Tue 09 August 2022

Less than a week left to vote for Birmingham as home of Great British Railways

Members of the public have less than a week left to vote for Birmingham as the new national headquarters for Great British Railways (GBR).

Joint initiative will deliver digital skills in the region and the financial investment to support it

Tue 09 August 2022

Microsoft and West Midlands Combined Authority commit to closing the skills gap

Joint initiative will deliver digital skills in the region and the financial investment to support it

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Great British Railways

Great British Railways

Learn more about the West Midland's bid to become home to the new Great British Railway headquarters.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UKSPF is a new three-year fund running from 2022/23 that will replace European Structural and Investment Funds.


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