WMCA: Voluntary Sector Chief Executives' Forum (VSCEF) Meeting
Development work continues towards establishing a West Midlands Combined Authority. The WMCA will focus on improving the economic performance of the West Midlands – the constituent local authorities working together on regeneration and infrastructure investment alongside the Local Enterprise Partnerships.
Initially it is expected that the WMCA will be formed from the seven metropolitan district councils of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton, though the vision is for the area to extend to include the three Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas of the Black Country, Birmingham and Solihull and Coventry and Warwickshire.
The WMCA will agree with Government the devolution to the West Midlands of decision making on investment funding and public sector spending. The WMCA will work on a programme infrastructure investment and Public Service Reform to achieve better outcomes for local people in a variety of service areas, in particular access to employment opportunities.
The WMCA have published a Statement of Intent which set out in broad terms the purpose of the WMCA. This is available here
This special single topic meeting of the Voluntary Sector Chief Executives' Forum forms part of a programme of stakeholder engagement taking place during August and into September. As well as being updated on progress, participants are welcome to share their thoughts and ideas on devolvement of funding and decision making to the West Midlands from central government.
The session will be presented by Kevin Hubery, Head of Strategic Policy, Corporate Strategy Team, Birmingham City Council.
This event is open to members of the Voluntary Sector Chief Executives' Forum.
The Chief Executives' Forum is a network of Chief Executives, Chief Officers and Assembly Network Champions from the Voluntary and Community Sector in Birmingham.
If you would like to join this network or book a place at this Forum meeting please email Michele Saul, firstname.lastname@example.org