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Invitation to Tender for Black Country Land and Property Investment Fund Evaluation
Tender for an Impact Evaluation of the Black Country Land and Property Investment Fund LPIF, Phase 1.
New designs for University Railway Station unveiled
One of the West Midlands’ busiest railway stations is set for a major redevelopment to improve facilities for passengers.
First look at new city centre tram stops as work ramps-up in the city
The first of the city’s new tram stops are being installed in Birmingham city centre as the works to extend the West Midlands Metro to Centenary Square enter their final stages.
The latest from the Black Country and more in our July 2019 newsletter
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
Roadshows across the West Midlands helping hundreds of local people find new training opportunities
A series of roadshows held across the West Midlands is set to inspire hundreds of local people to train for an exciting new career.
Saltwells to get National Nature Reserve Status
Dudley’s popular and much-loved Saltwells Nature Reserve is set to be elevated to National Nature Reserve Status this autumn thanks to the support of Natural England.
Boost for primary school careers education
Hundreds of primary schools will benefit from £2m investment to support careers education in a primary school setting.
Huge stride forward in upgrade of M6 junction
A £78 million upgrade of junction 10 of the M6 which will ease congestion and speed up journeys for thousands of drivers has taken a big step forward.
Tough climate change target set for the region
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today (26 July) set new climate change targets to reduce carbon emissions across the region.
Work underway to build new homes on former industrial site in Wolverhampton
Work is underway to build 151 much-needed new homes at a former industrial site in Wolverhampton, thanks in part to a £770,000 grant from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
The WMCA launches Automotive Skills Plan with £3m boost for supply chain businesses
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has launched its first Automotive Skills Plan alongside a £3m skills boost for the region’s automotive supply chain businesses.
WMCA Board to scrap plan for business rate rise
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board is set to confirm that an additional tax on businesses in the region will not go ahead when it meets on Friday, July 26.
Wolverhampton railway station development hits new heights
The Wolverhampton Interchange project has hit new heights this week with the completion of the roof on phase one of the new railway station.
Young people among first of 1,000 in West Midlands to complete work placement programme
A group of young people were today among the first to complete work placements as part of a scheme to help more than 1,000 young adults into work in the West Midlands.
WMCA signs up to TUC Apprenticeship Charter
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed the TUC’s Apprenticeship Charter.
Government backs WMCA’s radical prevention plans in key health proposals
The Government has made a commitment to help the West Midlands achieve its ground-breaking plans to use system collaboration and technology to improve the health and wellbeing of all its local communities.