‘Show us your money’ if you want to take over M6 Toll, Grayling tells councils

The Government has told West Midlands’ council leaders ‘you can buy the M6 Toll, if you can find the money’. But at an estimated cost of £1.5 billion it seems

Council leaders reject their own plan for limited West Mids mayor powers….allegedly

Siôn Simon is dead right to conclude that the West Midlands’ metro mayor will be a toothless animal under current plans, even if he is a bit late to the

Council leaders reject their own plan for limited West Mids mayor powers….allegedly

Siôn Simon is dead right to conclude that the West Midlands’ metro mayor will be a toothless animal under current plans, even if he is a bit late to the

Land supply shortage ‘puts at risk’ West Midlands homes and jobs plan

A chronic land shortage for new housing and industrial development in the West Midlands will put at risk plans to create 500,000 jobs unless new sites can be identified, council

Clancy gets key economic brief as WMCA hands out cabinet portfolios

Birmingham city council leader John Clancy has been handed an important economic development role by the new West Midlands Combined Authority. Cllr Clancy will hold the economic growth portfolio in

All systems go for West Midlands Combined Authority as MPs say ‘Yes’

MPs have finally approved the setting up of the West Midlands Combined Authority. Members voted in favour of establishing the new body today and formal approval is expected to be

‘Boxed in’ West Midlands metro mayor will be far from all-powerful autocrat

The elected metro mayor of the West Midlands may have almost no executive powers to spend money or push through policies without gaining the overwhelming backing of council leaders. Under

So near yet so far for WMCA as MPs fail to give statutory approval

Council leaders across the West Midlands face an anxious wait to discover whether MPs will finally approve plans to set up a combined authority after the House of Commons failed

West Midlands Combined Authority – the mayor and the issues facing the region

History will be made tomorrow (Friday, 10th June) when leaders of seven metropolitan councils sit down with the leaders of eight shire districts and chairs of three Local Enterprise Partnerships

Dale’s Diary: West Midlands metro mayor no one wants (except Sion Simon)

The general reaction when it emerged that West Midlands council leaders wanted to pay the region’s elected metro mayor as little as £30,000 a year was ‘who on earth will