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The Autumn Statement announced that the government will award £1.8 billion to Local Enterprise Partnerships across England. LEPs in the Midlands will receive a total of £392 million. Funding awarded to the West Midlands Combined Authority will be on top of the £162.7m already made available to the Black Country LEP from 2015/16, £89.4m to Coventry and Warwickshire and £378.8m to the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP. Awards to individual LEPs will be announced in the coming months.