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Building a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands

What is the Combined Authority?

Combined Authorites 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.

What we do


Latest News

Pioneering Help to Own scheme aimed at helping key workers and others get a foot on the property ladder.

Fri 15 October 2021

Covid heroes and other key workers can buy their brand-new home for just £1

Pioneering Help to Own scheme aimed at helping key workers and others get a foot on the property ladder.

Sickle cell charity OSCAR Birmingham signs up to WMCA's  workplace wellbeing programme.

Thu 14 October 2021

“It’s about the challenges employees with sickle cell face in the workplace”

Sickle cell charity OSCAR Birmingham signs up to WMCA's workplace wellbeing programme.

Joint statement says homophobes  do not represent Birmingham and they never will.

Wed 13 October 2021

Mayor, PCC and Birmingham City Council Leader: ‘Hate will not win’

Joint statement says homophobes do not represent Birmingham and they never will.

A further 133 factory-built modular homes will be built on six acres of derelict land at Port Loop in Edgbaston

Tue 12 October 2021

WMCA confirms another multi-million-pound brownfield investment for cutting-edge homes in central Birmingham

A further 133 factory-built modular homes will be built on six acres of derelict land at Port Loop in Edgbaston

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Free Retrofit Courses

Free Retrofit Courses

The West Midlands Combined Authority is working with training providers across the region to offer FREE construction retrofitting courses.

Shop Local, Stay Local

Shop local, stay local

There are some amazing local independent shops in the region, so take time this summer to get out and find the ‘hidden gems’ in your local town.

Proposed Amendment to Metro Penalty Fares

Have your say on the Penalty Fare changes being proposed.

Summer Careers Festival

The #SummerCareersFestival is back for the second year! From June to August we’ll be hosting a series of virtual and physical events. Get advice and guidance on topics including careers advice, employment and health and wellbeing. #FindYourFuture

Thrive at Work

Thrive at Work is our free workplace wellbeing programme that is helping hundreds of employers to keep their staff healthy, motivated and more productive.


Upcoming events

Business Basics First Workshops

Tue 19 October 2021

A series of free workshops called Business Basics First is to be held from the 19 October to the 7 D

West Midlands City Giving Exclusive: Leading and collaborating using digital

Tue 19 October 2021

In reaction to Covid many businesses started to work remotely overnight. This session talks about to

Creating Organisational Sustainability – Reset, Refresh and Revive

Tue 19 October 2021

Delivered by 3C Solutions Ltd for Mayor's Giving Month, West Midlands The COVID-19 pandemic has had

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