Devolution revolution, or more of the same? Birmingham

28 January, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Voters in the West Midlands will vote for a directly elected Mayor in 2017.
Voters in the West Midlands will vote for a directly elected Mayor in 2017.

About this event

An HM Government press release on 17th November states:

"Voters in the West Midlands will now choose a directly elected Mayor in 2017, who will take on a raft of new powers as part of plans to take power out of Whitehall and hand it back to local people.

This includes power over local transport budgets and franchised bus services and increased responsibility over employment support and skills provision. The government has today also backed key transport ambitions for the region including funding the Curzon Street Enterprise Zone extension and funding the Metro extension to Eastside, subject to a business case."

Hear from a panel of key decision makers in the West Midlands who will lead the discussion on how these new devolved powers might affect infrastructure and skills in the region.

Chaired by Stacey Barnfield, Chairman of Downtown Business in Birmingham.

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