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Birmingham 'worse' than commissioners feared


The situation in Birmingham City Council is worse than commissioners expected, a report to the secretary of state has claimed.

Birmingham faces 10% council tax hike


Cash-strapped Birmingham City Council could raise council tax by 10% if the Government gives its finance plan the go-ahead.

Brum blame culture still 'largely unaddressed'


Birmingham City Council’s problems of governance and accountability are still ‘largely unaddressed’, despite some gains made by the authority.

Job cuts 'inevitable' at Brum


Birmingham City Council is poised to reveal a worse-than-expected financial position as it embarks on a savings drive and ‘inevitable’ job cuts, The MJ has learned.

Brum commissioners warn council will need further help to agree lawful budget


Commissioners at Birmingham City Council have warned it will struggle to agree a lawful budget next year without further help.

Birmingham 'actively exploring' action against s151


Birmingham CC is ‘actively exploring’ action against its former director of council management Becky Hellard for her role in the collapse of the council.

Birmingham commissioners revealed


The team tasked with turning round Birmingham City Council has been announced – including a former Labour minister and a serving council chief.

Birmingham issues second section 114 notice


Birmingham City Council has issued a second section 114 notice as it has failed to come up with a plan to meet its equal pay liabilities.

Brum braced for Government intervention


Birmingham City Council is braced for a wide-ranging Government intervention to help rescue the authority’s bleak finances, and improve political and officer leadership.

Birmingham issues section 114 notice


The UK’s biggest local authority, Birmingham City Council, has issued a section 114 notice in the face of crippling financial problems.

Warning Birmingham equal pay bill could rise further


Birmingham City Council’s mammoth equal pay bill could rise further if it fails to meet a tight deadline to fix the issue.

Birmingham scolded over housing


Around 23,000 social homes owned by Birmingham City Council do not meet the Decent Homes Standard.

Rowley orders Birmingham finance review over chaotic IT contract


A Government-imposed governance review of Birmingham City Council has been expanded after massive failures in its accounts IT system emerged.

Minister admits to shifting goalposts on levelling up bids


A Government minister has admitted to shifting the rules on Levelling Up Fund bids after applications had been submitted.

Birmingham complaints handling ‘fundamentally flawed’


Birmingham City Council has been ordered to overhaul its ‘fundamentally flawed’ complaints procedures by the housing ombudsman.

Aberdeen named council of the year at MJ Awards


Aberdeen City Council has been named Local Authority of the Year in The MJ’s first virtual local government awards.

Council wins battle to ban anti LGBT protests


Birmingham City Council has won a court battle to permanently ban anti-LGBT protests outside a local primary school.

Brum improvement team issues final damning judgement and walks away


Birmingham City Council’s intervention team has issued a final, damning report on the crisis-hit council and walked away – despite admitting its job is not complete.

Call for tourism tax review


An inquiry into cultural investment in cities has called for a UK-wide review of the benefits of a tourism tax.

Birmingham residents asked for input on new ward boundaries


Birmingham residents have been asked for their input in the drawing up of new ward boundaries.

Birmingham leader under fire over communications


Birmingham City Council’s Labour leader has been accused of failing to communicate effectively over plans to transform the beleaguered local authority.

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