Decisions

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Decisions published

04/07/2022 - Economic Growth Board Work Programme Update ref: 995    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Economic Growth Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2022 - Economic Growth Board

Decision published: 05/07/2022

Effective from: 04/07/2022

Decision:

The updated work programme, which was a live document and would continue to be refined according to the economic situation, priorities and decisions required, was noted.


04/07/2022 - Economic Conditions in the West Midlands ref: 990    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Economic Growth Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2022 - Economic Growth Board

Decision published: 05/07/2022

Effective from: 04/07/2022

Decision:

The current economic conditions in the West Midlands, including insight from the region’s businesses and long-term economic forecasts, were noted.


04/07/2022 - West Midlands Innovation Accelerator ref: 993    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Economic Growth Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2022 - Economic Growth Board

Decision published: 05/07/2022

Effective from: 04/07/2022

Decision:

(1)      The direction proposed by the Innovation Board for the £33m West Midlands Innovation Accelerator and the process proposed to reach final decisions in Winter 2022 was endorsed.

 

(2)      The direction of the draft business plan was agreed, with the first-stage

submitted in conjunction with the Chair of the Innovation Board.


04/07/2022 - West Midlands Plan for Growth ref: 994    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Economic Growth Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2022 - Economic Growth Board

Decision published: 05/07/2022

Effective from: 04/07/2022

Decision:

(1)      The West Midlands Regional Economic Growth Event on 7 July 2022 was noted.

 

(2)      The evolving picture of cluster leadership, including business-led activity and capacity to embed that business direction across economic development levers, was noted.


04/07/2022 - UK Shared Prosperity Fund Investment Plan ref: 992    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Economic Growth Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2022 - Economic Growth Board

Decision published: 05/07/2022

Effective from: 04/07/2022

Decision:

(1)      The broad approach to prioritising the UK Shared Prosperity Fund funding across the three themes was noted.

 

(2)      The wider skills investment to reduce the demand on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund for this activity was noted.

 

(3)      The timescale and next steps for the development and approval of the outline UK Shared Prosperity Fund Investment Plan at the WMCA Board on 15 July 2022 was noted.

 

(4)      The further work requested by constituent authorities to review the methodology for allocating resources to better reflect the principles of levelling up was noted.


04/07/2022 - Progress Update on LEP Integration ref: 991    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Economic Growth Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2022 - Economic Growth Board

Decision published: 05/07/2022

Effective from: 04/07/2022

Decision:

(1)      The progress made to date, particularly the focus on ‘core’ functions to be integrated and the reduction in Government funding for them, was noted.

 

(2)      The positions regarding embedding the voice of the private sector and

each ‘core’ LEP function was noted.

 

(3)      It was noted that Directors of Economic Development had commissioned the three Growth Hubs to develop options for a sustainably funded business support model from April 2023 for consideration in September 2022.


04/07/2022 - Minutes - 13 May 2022 ref: 989    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Economic Growth Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2022 - Economic Growth Board

Decision published: 05/07/2022

Effective from: 04/07/2022

Decision:

Agreed.


04/07/2022 - Apologies for Absence ref: 988    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Economic Growth Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2022 - Economic Growth Board

Decision published: 05/07/2022

Effective from: 04/07/2022

Decision:

Stuart Croft (Higher Education Sector), Councillor Bob Sleigh (Portfolio Lead for Finance) and Tom Westley (Black Country LEP).