The West of England Combined Authority will meet at 10am on Friday June 1, at City Hall, Bristol.
Members will be asked to agree to devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) from central Government to the Combined Authority from the 2019/20 academic year. The constituent councils – Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire – have already approved a report recommending the transfer of Adult Education Budget powers to the Combined Authority, and Parliament is expected to approve this later this year.
They are also expected to give final sign off to the WECA Business Plan, which sets out plans for transport, homes, business and skills to ensure the region is at the forefront of growth and innovation.
A budget report for 2017/18, and an update on key funding announcements and changes for 2018/19, made since the budget was approved in February, will be discussed.
The Combined Authority is chaired by the regional Mayor, Tim Bowles, and is made up of the leaders and Mayor from the three councils in the region – Bath & North East Somerset (Leader, Cllr Tim Warren), Bristol City Council (Mayor Marvin Rees) and South Gloucestershire Council (Leader, Cllr Toby Savage). The Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Professor Steve West, also attends committee meetings.
The meeting will be webcast live at www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/meetings/
Meeting papers can also be found on this page.