All the latest news headlines from Birmingham City Council.
Birmingham City Council has today confirmed it will introduce a council tax exemption for care leavers. Recommended by the Child Poverty Commission, the city council immediately set the process in motion, resulting in today’s announcement. The 100 per cent council tax exemption will be mandatory for care leavers until age 21 and discretionary until age […]
The Library of Birmingham and the British Library win Heritage Lottery Fund support to stage a major exhibition and public programme celebrating South Asian culture. Today (23 January 2017), the Library of Birmingham and the British Library have received £91,700 of National Lottery funding to present Documenting Histories, a partnership project celebrating the important role […]
A Midlands-based discount retailer was ordered to pay more than £152,000 after pleading guilty of eight offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Crown Court today (20 January 2017). Poundland Ltd – which is based at Wellmans Road, Willenhall, and runs Poundland at 1-4 Corporation Street, in Birmingham city centre – […]
Owners of a Birmingham coffee shop were ordered to pay £13,582 after pleading guilty to three offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (19 January 2017). Foodco UK LLP – which is based at Allways House, Castle Street, Cambridge, and runs Muffin Break at Unit 10, Grand […]
A Birmingham businessman has been ordered to pay £3,020 after pleading guilty to five offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (18 January 2017). Syed Gillani (33) of Vibart Road, Sheldon, was fined £1,400 – including £500 for providing false information to officers. He was also ordered to pay £1,500 […]
Cabinet is to set the wheels in motion for the next phase of bus lane enforcement cameras in Birmingham. A report due to go before cabinet members on January 24 asks them to approve a full business case for the scheme, which will see cameras installed to enforce bus lanes on Lichfield Road, Tyburn Road […]
Birmingham city council leader John Clancy has hailed his recent trade mission to Qatar as a significant step in the battle to unlock millions of pounds worth of investment in a post-Brexit landscape.
A cabinet report setting out the preferred option for the Birmingham Children’s Trust has today been published. Cabinet member for children, families and schools Cllr Brigid Jones sets out why this is the best option for our young people. “We want all our children to have a fantastic childhood, and every option has been considered […]