Published: 23rd Jun 2020

The directly-elected mayor of West Midlands has called for £3.2bn of investment over the next three years to boost the region’s economic recovery, as part of a new blueprint. Andy Street said ‘we need to do everything we can to get back on our feet quickly’ as the West Midlands Combined Authority published a new report, which outlines measures needed to stimulate economy in the short term, in ways that will also support a long-term sustainable recovery that is both green and more inclusive. The blueprint seeks £3.2bn of investment over the next three years to boost recovery for local people and business, and make a step-change in tackling climate change. It aims to build on the previous strong performance of the region’s economy, as well as the £2.7bn of Government investment secured since 2017. The plan builds on existing success in the West Midlands, and proposes direct support to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)