Governance and transparency

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is committed to upholding the highest standards of governance and conducting its activities with the principles of openness and transparency.


Our work is led by Combined Authority. The Combined Authority is chaired by the Mayor and also made up of democratically elected councillors from our West Yorkshire partner councils of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, plus York and the Chair of the West Yorkshire Business Board. 

The West Yorkshire Business Board brings together business and council leaders to ensure that we deliver services and investment across the region and supports businesses to grow.   

To facilitate transparency, the Combined Authority and its committees all take decisions at meetings held in public, all of which you can attend and you can see the papers online. In addition, you can watch the meetings of the Combined Authority online via our webcasting service. You can also take a look at the reports and minutes from all our committee meetings.

Find out more about how we make decisions, how we are managed and the information we share.

  1. Committees and meetings

    In this section you can access information and documents relating to meetings of the Combined Authority, its committees, and decision making.

    Read more about Committees and meetings
  2. FAQs

    Below are commonly asked questions about the structure of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and how it operates.

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  3. Scrutiny

    Find out more about scrutiny at the Combined Authority and how you can get involved.

    Read more about Scrutiny
  4. Transparency and Freedom of Information

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority are committed to open government, transparency and the proactive release of the information it holds under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

    Read more about Transparency and Freedom of Information