A report highlighting the successful performance of the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) and seeking approval for Birmingham City Council to extend its role as the accountable body by a further two years has today been approved by cabinet. Covering both regional and national programmes and funded through the government’s Regional Growth Fund, AMSCI […]
Birmingham has responded to government plans to increase rents for council tenants. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is proposing that council tenants should pay a market value rent if their joint income is above £30k. For a working couple this could mean a dramatic rise in rent, despite earning little more than […]
The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is proposing that council tenants should pay a market value rent if their joint income is above £30k. The following blog is an extract from Cllr Cotton’s speech at Council on Tuesday 1 December in which he spoke against the ‘Pay to Stay’ proposals and gained council […]
A report setting out funding for arts organisations in Birmingham has been discussed by the city council’s cabinet. Support to the Arts 2016-17 sets out funding allocations totalling £4.85 million to support arts activities across the city. Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture, said: “A city without culture is a city […]
Five of Birmingham’s children’s libraries are set for a New Year makeover, thanks to £250k of funding from the Wolfson Foundation. As well as decorating and new furniture, the libraries will receive new technology and funding for local history projects and storytelling events. New equipment will include iPads and android devices, plasma screens, DSLR cameras, […]
A year after publication of the Kerslake Report, Birmingham City Council’s new leader and the opposition group leaders have emphasised their cross-party commitment to delivering Lord Kerslake’s recommendations.
The Duke of Cambridge visited the Hall of Memory in Birmingham this morning to unveil ten commemorative paving stones in honour of local Victoria Cross recipients. He was welcomed by Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall and met with five groups of relatives and representatives from their Regiments. Order of Service – The Band of […]