Covid-19, help for people and communities

We work in partnership with local councils and businesses to ensure that everyone in our region benefits from a strong, successful economy and a modern, accessible transport network. We are working hard to support the region in response to covid-19 during this challenging time. Please check your journey before you travel and follow social distancing guidelines. There are measures in place to help businesses at this difficult time.

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West Yorkshire Devolution consultation

Between 25 May and 19 July 2020, we are asking for your feedback on the devolution deal. Tell us what you think. The survey is likely to take around 20 minutes to fill out and will need to be completed in a single session. You will be able to print out a copy of your responses if required. You can download a pdf of the survey or ask any questions not covered by the FAQ.

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Latest news across the Authority

  1. Blackpool Bridge by Gary J Stevenson

    Response to the Chancellor's economic statement

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    • 13 July 2020

    In response to the Chancellor’s statement on the Government’s economic response to COVID-19, the Combined Authority is calling on the Government for more localised measures to address specific needs of the region and work with us to ensure the region can make its full contribution to national recovery.

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    Rethink skills and training for the COVID-19 recovery

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    • 10 July 2020

    Just as the NHS provides care from cradle to grave, we need a skills entitlement from school to retirement and every major point of a working life in between, says Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Chair of the Future Ready Skills Commission and Leader of Bradford Council

    Read more about Rethink skills and training for the COVID-19 recovery

Important Update: Committee and panel meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Combined Authority’s committee and panel meetings will now take place by video conference and, in the interests of openness and transparency, will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. Agenda and papers will continue to be published on our website five clear days in advance of the meeting.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are strongly urging people to consider whether their journey is essential and to follow the Government’s guidelines to stay at home. Bus and rail operators are running new key worker timetables from Monday 30 March during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help key workers get where they need to go. Please check your journey before you travel and follow social distancing guidelines. There are measures in place to help businesses at this difficult time. The LEP can connect you to the support available.

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Our priorities and how we're doing

We want our region to be recognised globally as a strong, successful economy where everyone can build great businesses, careers and lives. We bring together local councils and businesses to achieve this vision, so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity and a modern, accessible transport network. You can find out more about our priorities and plans for 2019/20 and how we're getting on.

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