A business manifesto for the West of England Mayor

In 2017, the West of England enters into an exciting phase of devolution which will see the region gain additional powers of housing, transport, skills and strategic planning, as well as an additional £900m in funding from central government over the next 30 years.

The establishment of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the election of a new West of England Mayor open up the debate about where the region goes and how it gets there.

We want to see these opportunities capitalised upon in full to ensure that the West of England remains the best place to live and work. This 10 point manifesto sets out the level of ambition the West of England should be aiming for in order to make a success of devolution.

  • The West of England Initiative

    Provides an effective link between private and public sectors to ensure the interests of commerce are considered in key decision making.

  • A guide to devolution, metro mayors and the West of England