Tag: savings

Waste collection update – July 4

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

The following is an updated statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, after yesterday’s industrial action by some members of the refuse collection service: “Our proposals are all about improving services for the people of Birmingham – with no job losses. “In fact, we’re creating up to 246 full-time permanent roles and that will […]

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Why we need to modernise refuse collection

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, writes on why change is needed to Birmingham’s refuse collection services… I understand why the industrial action over the future of waste collection services in Birmingham is causing concern for many people – as collecting bins is the most visible way the council serves its citizens. If and when […]

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Plans to modernise waste services announced

A report to Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on June 27 has set out plans for a modern refuse service. This represents the latest stage in making improvements to ensure citizens get the best possible value-for-money services. The cabinet report outlines: Proposals for the reorganisation of the waste management service Reducing reliance on hiring costly agency […]

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Council and Capita announce flexible partnership proposal

Birmingham City Council and Capita have jointly developed and agreed a new and more flexible four-year partnership proposal that will deliver £43 million of savings by 2020/21 and better cater for the future needs of the council and its residents. The proposal, due to go to the council’s Cabinet on June 27, keeps the core […]

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Council approves budget for 2017/18

Birmingham’s budget for 2017/18, was set last night at Full Council (28 February 2017), and will commit nearly £550million to services which protect and support adults and children across the city Following one of its largest consultations, Birmingham City Council has not only made changes to proposed savings by £7.5million, but also committed more funding […]

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Future plans for Library of Birmingham being explored

Details of a proposal for the Library of Birmingham to start discussions with the British Library have been announced at this afternoon’s (January 6) City Council meeting. Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills Learning and Culture said the council had begun conversations at a national level relating to the development of proposals for the […]

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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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Plan to slash council utility bill revealed

By on 10/11/2014 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

A new utilities management strategy could help the city council save almost a third from its annual £25+million bill, according to a report to Cabinet on November 17. Although progress has been made in tackling gas, electricity and water bills, the strategy proposes more efficiency measures to minimise consumption and the wider use of local […]

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Vehicle fleet savings showcased in new study

By on 30/09/2014 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s efforts to make its fleet of vehicles greener and more cost-effective are the subject of a new case study published by the Energy Saving Trust. Since 2011, the council has halved the number of miles driven by staff, saving £2.5million a year in the process. To access the case study, please click […]

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Council review of provision for debt repayment

By on 22/08/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Every year the council must decide on what it considers to be a prudent policy for providing for the repayment of its debt (its Minimum Revenue Provision). After a full review, a revised policy will be considered by the cabinet on 1 September, and if supported, will be recommended to the city council on 16 […]

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