West Midlands metro mayor powers revealed by Treasury

George Osborne was in Coventry today to sign off the West Midlands devolution deal. All that remains now is to convince councillors from across the political divide that a metro

£8bn West Midlands metro mayor devolution deal gets Government approval

West Midlands council leaders have finally reached a metro mayor devolution agreement with the Government which they say is worth £8 billion over 30 years and will create 500,000 new

West Midlands devo deal less likely as council leaders ‘take it one step at a time’

The North East of England is the latest region to reach a devolution agreement with the Government. But council leaders locally are playing down any expectation of an early breakthrough

West Midlands is getting a Mayor – it’s time to be honest about that

The one thing that stands out from a draft devolution agreement submitted to the Treasury by council leaders is that the West Midlands combined authority will be led by a

WMCA submits £8bn devolution plan to Government

The shadow West Midlands combined authority said it was keeping an open mind on whether the region should have an elected metro mayor as it submitted a wide-ranging £8 billion

Metro mayor the price to pay for ‘exceptional’ devolution deal, says WMCA chair

The West Midlands will probably have to accept a metro mayor if it is to get the best possible devolution deal from the Government, the leader of the region’s shadow