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  • About WYCA

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (CA) is a collaboration between the West Yorkshire authorities.

    WYCA collaboration diagramWest Yorkshire Combined Authority brings together the public sector in the form of the five West Yorkshire districts plus York, and the business sector through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Combined Authority is also the Transport Authority for West Yorkshire. 

    The Combined Authority is a governing board of nine political leaders, plus the chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). It is supported by an officer organisation that undertakes their Boards’ policies and actions.

    Aims

    The LEP and Combined Authority have a joint vision for economic growth in Leeds City Region , which covers the districts of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.  

    We aim to raise the quality of life in our region by creating the right environment for our businesses to grow. We want to guarantee every young person a job or a training opportunity through the creation of 62,000 good quality jobs in the region.We also want to ensure our residents have the right skills and opportunities to access those jobs.As part of this vision, the officer body’s mission is to be the driving force for delivering an outstanding economy with better connectivity and services for businesses, people and places, on behalf of CA.

    Corporate Plan
     

    Structure 

    Governance structure

     WYCA LEP governance structure

    Strategy and Priorities

     Our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) is our long-term plan to transform the Leeds City Region. It sets out our ambitions for our region and how, together with partners from across the public and private secto, we will achieve them.

    Our refreshed SEP was launched in May 2016 and will be delivered by focusing on four inter-connected strategic priorities.

    Strategic Economic Plan 2016-2036 (pdf, opens new tab)

    Corporate Plan 2016/17 (pdf, opens new tab)

    Funding

    We have secured a £1 billion-plus Growth Deal funding from Central Government for the Leeds City Region over the next 20 years. We are using this to invest in projects and programmes that will create thousands of new jobs and help us to accelerate economic growth across the entire City Region.

    Services we provide are part-funded by a ‘levy’ on the West Yorkshire Councils, while other capital funding comes from the Department for Transport (via Local Transport Plan funding), the European Union, and from public and private sector match funding.