Venue: Room 116, West Midlands Combined Authority, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

Contact: Wendy Slater, Senior Governance Services Officer 

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Meeting Business Items

10.00 am


Apologies for Absence

Presented By: Chair


Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of the need to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests they have in an item being discussed during the course of the meeting. In addition, the receipt of any gift or hospitality should be declared where the value of it was thought to have exceeded £25 (gifts) or £40 (hospitality).


Minutes - 19 April 2021 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Presented By: Chair


Chair's Remarks

-         Appointment of Independent Chair

Presented By: Chair/Satish Mistry


Appointment of Vice-Chair


-         To receive nominations for the position of Vice-Chair

Presented By: Chair


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Presented By: Chair

Business Items for Noting/Approval

10.20 am


Covid-19 Update -Employee Health and Wellbeing & New Ways of Working pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Presented By: Melanie Ganderton

10.25 am


Health & Safety Annual Update pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Presented By: Ben Gittings

10.30 am


Internal Audit Update pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Presented By: Peter Farrow

10.35 am


Data Protection & Data Security Annual Update pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Presented By: Gurmit Sangha

10.40 am


WMCA Strategic Risk Management Framework V1.0 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Presented By: Fiona Bebbington

Additional documents:

10.45 am


Annual Accounts 2020/21 for the West Midlands Combined Authority pdf icon PDF 118 KB

(a)      Annual Accounts 2020/21 for the WMCA (covering report)

(b)      WMCA Annual Accounts

(c)      Audit Findings West Midlands Combined Authority including Letter of    Representation

Presented By: Linda Horne/Grant Thornton

Additional documents:


Midland Metro Limited Accounts 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

(a)      Annual Accounts 2020/21 for Midland Metro (covering report)

(b)      Midland Metro Annual Accounts

(c)      Audit Findings Midland Metro


Presented By: Linda Horne/BDO

Additional documents:

11.45 am


Terms of Reference -Whistleblowing Panel pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Presented By: Satish Mistry/Loraine Quibell

Additional documents:


Exclusion of the Public and Press

To pass the following resolution:

That in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

11.50 am


Investigations and Whistleblowing Update Report

Presented By: Peter Farrow

11.55 am


Update from Whistleblowing meeting

Presented By: Chair

Date of Next Meeting - 2 November 2021