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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (Friday 4 August 2017). The Panel advises that it should now step aside due to […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel

By on 31/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has responded to the latest letter from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel In a joint statement, leader Cllr John Clancy and acting chief executive Angela Probert said: “The latest letter notes the progress we continue to make and the shared determination to […]

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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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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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DCLG backs Future Council plan with £4.37m grant

By on 01/09/2015 in Future Council, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is transforming itself as it addresses the challenges of delivering its programme of safeguarding, education and corporate governance improvements whilst also designing an organisation for the future – which reflects the changing nature of local government and its massively reduced funding. It is, therefore, most welcome news that the council’s own plans […]

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New app for public notices launched

By on 19/08/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Anyone with an interest in browsing public notices can now access some of those issued by Birmingham City Council as part of a new smartphone app trial. Birmingham Notiz, developed in partnership with Trinity Mirror Group (parent publisher of titles including the Birmingham Mail), gives users the opportunity to examine a limited range of planning […]

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Birmingham improvement panel named

By on 22/01/2015 in Future Council, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The squad of experts being sent in to help Birmingham City Council improve how it delivers for local residents has today (22 January 2015) been announced. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has named John Crabtree OBE as the chairman of an independent improvement panel. The panel is charged with supporting the council as it pursues […]

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Watchdog highlights cuts concerns

By on 19/11/2014 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The National Audit Office has today published a report on the impact of government cuts upon local councils, focusing on the level of understanding that the Department for Communities and Local Government has on the issue. Responding to the report, Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “We are pleased that an informed […]

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City wide roll-out of wheelie bins

By on 09/09/2013 in Cllr McKay, News with 7 Comments

A report recommending the roll-out of wheelie bins to all 40 of the city’s wards is due before Cabinet on September 16. The report contains the results of a public consultation exercise and the tonnage data for waste collected in the pilot wards of Brandwood and Harborne. Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, […]

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