Independent commission seeks your views on skills and productivity in the West Midlands

An independent commission is keen to gather views from engineers, businesses, and academic and public sector organisations on what is needed to boost the region’s productivity and skills levels. This will help to inform what actions the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) can take.

Productivity and Skills Commission
Productivity and Skills Commission

The Productivity and Skills Commission was officially launched on Wednesday April 5 and is chaired by Dr Andy Palmer, president and chief executive of luxury car maker Aston Martin Lagonda, the Commission will provide impartial support and advice to the authority as it seeks to reduce unemployment, improve people's job skills and secure better productivity.

ICE members are being asked to contribute their expertise to the call for evidence. If you are interested in contributing please refer to ICE policy documents on State of the Nation Devolution and Digital and ICE's BIS Select Committee 'Powerhouses and Engines' inquiry where ICE has addressed the skills and productivity agenda at a national level.

Download the call for evidence and intelligence pack.