‘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

Life after Street: who’s in the economy hot seat if GBSLEP loses its mercurial chair?

With the odds narrowing on Andy Street securing the Conservative nomination to run for West Midlands’ mayor, chief blogger Paul Dale considers what impact the departure of the Greater Birmingham

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

Dale’s Diary: WMCA hits ‘a bump in the road’, and is Clancy a Corbynista?

It didn’t take long for the West Midlands Combined Authority, that gathering of 16 councils and three local enterprise partnerships, to suffer its first public political row – and it’s

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