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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

By on 24/02/2017 in Improvement Panel, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The most recent letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (24th February 2017). The letter follows the LGA co-ordinated Independent Financial Review commissioned […]

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Independent Improvement Panel reports on Council’s financial plans

By on 24/02/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Improvement Panel, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on Birmingham City Council’s financial plans which will be submitted to the Council for approval on 28 February. The Improvement Panel’s letter draws on two reports from an independent financial review team which provided an […]

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Industrial Strategy – council leader responds

By on 23/01/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham well placed to benefit from Industrial Strategy, but Prime Minister will be judged by results, says council leader

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Money advice service to open at the Indoor Market

By on 27/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A community money advice service, designed to help those who struggle to get credit – and are therefore more likely to go to loan sharks – will be launched by members of Birmingham City Council’s Financial Inclusion Partnership on Thursday (June 30). Birmingham Money is a joint venture between Advance Credit Union, City Save Credit […]

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Company director jailed for a year for Hajj fraud

By on 01/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A director of a rogue Hajj travel company was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months in prison at Birmingham Crown Court today (1 June 2016). Mohammed Arfan (38) who ran Al-Safah Tours Limited, based at 442 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, pleaded not guilty to 16 offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations […]

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Licensing set to reduce number of city centre fundraisers

By on 13/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Proposals to reduce the number of face-to-face fundraisers operating in Birmingham by more than 70 per cent are set to be discussed by councillors next week (20 April 2016). Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee will consider an agreement drawn up with the Public Fundraising Association (PFRA) to limit charity fundraisers, also known […]

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ELECTIONS 2016: Deadline for requesting a postal vote

By on 12/04/2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

With May’s elections fast approaching, people in Birmingham are reminded they have less than a week to register, to ensure their voice is heard at the polls. Along with this, anyone who is registered to vote but is unable to get to their polling station on 5 May can request a postal or proxy vote. […]

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Popular city restaurant is fined £5,400  

By on 04/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A popular Birmingham restaurant pleaded guilty to eight offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 February 2016). The Chameleon, at 1 Hill Street, Birmingham, was ordered to pay a total of £7,174.25 – including a £5,400 fine and £1,774.25 towards costs. Birmingham City Council prosecuted Suitable […]

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Webcast archive: Improvement Panel meeting 14 Dec 2015

Webcast archive from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel meeting on 14 December 2015.

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Birmingham’s best nightlife rewarded

By on 03/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s best nightlife was rewarded at this year’s Best Bar None Awards, which took place at the International Convention Centre last night (2 December 2015). Thirteen awards were handed out to venues across the city which champion best practice in the licensing and entertainment trade. Le Truc, an independent French bistro in Ladywell Walk, Southside, […]

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