Join us for a budget Q&A webcast

By on 09/12/2015 in Budget Views, Cabinet, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet members will be online on 14 December to answer your budget consultation questions in a special two-hour webcast.

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REBUTTAL – recycling rates for Birmingham

An article in today’s Birmingham Mail suggests that Birmingham’s 2014/15 recycling rate was the “lowest since records began”

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Budget consultation 2016+

By on 09/12/2015 in Budget Views, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council today launched the 2016+ budget consultation, setting out budget proposals for 2016/17 – 2019/20.

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AMSCI successes highlighted in report

By on 08/12/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Birmingham says no, don’t increase our council house rents

By on 08/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Why ‘Pay to Stay’ is a new tax on work

By on 08/12/2015 in Blog, Cllr Cotton with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Support to the Arts in Birmingham

By on 08/12/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Birmingham’s children’s libraries get £250k funding boost

By on 08/12/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

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, […]

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Council leaders give joint commitment to improvement journey

By on 07/12/2015 in Cllr Clancy, Improvement Panel with 0 Comments

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.

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Duke of Cambridge unveils Birmingham’s VC paving stones

By on 07/12/2015 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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