The West Midlands Combined Authority (summary compiled
with reference to Devolution: A Mayor for the West Midlands,
l Functional power of competence.
l Ability to raise a precept on council tax bills.
l Power to raise a supplementary business rate.
l Borrowing powers.
l Adult Education and Skills.
l Transport Authority powers including the power to develop and
implement a Local Transport Plan and a Key Route Network.
l Bus franchising powers.
l Land and development/regeneration powers including:
1. Land assembly and infrastructure provision;
2. Compulsory purchase powers to dispose of land to build houses,
employment space and infrastructure;
3. To propose the creation and development of Mayoral
l Concurrent powers with constituent authorities on air quality.
Budget 2019-20 Forecast:
l Revenue Expenditure: £262m
l Capital Expenditure: £551m
The West Midlands Single Pot is broken down into three
Investment Fund Grant
l £36.5 million annually, with a maximum value of £1.095 billion over a 30
l £17.6 million each year from the 2016/17 financial year to the 2020/21
financial year, plus an additional £2.5million from the National Productivity
Adult Education Budget
l £126m The Adult Education Budget for the area.
When single pot funds are combined with other new programmes
and funding announcements, the CA has secured devolved resources
in excess of £2bn for the region.