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Birmingham City Council

Budget 2008/09

The City Council approved the 2008/09 budget at its meeting on 26 February 2008. The council tax increase for 2008/09 for City Council services is 1.9%. The overall level of council tax for Birmingham, when the increases for the separate fire and police authorities are added, is 2.06%.

Budget headlines are:

  • £11 million to help people with learning disabilities and vulnerable older people;
  • £5 million as part of a programme of targeted and preventative services for Looked After Children;
  • 15 year programme to rebuild or refurbish all of Birmingham's secondary schools;
  • £431 million spending on housing in Birmingham over the next three years;
  • £7 million extra for doorstep recycling, highways maintenance and the loss of car park income;
  • £2 million more for constituencies to work with local groups to deliver services for local needs;
  • additional funding to support events promoting the city and the digital birmingham project;
  • the business transformation programme will save £565 million over ten years;

Council Tax 2008/2009

BAND

City Council

Fire

Police

Total
2008/09

Total
2007/08

A

£715.03

£30.49

£63.11

£808.63

£792.29

B

£834.19

£35.58

£73.63

£943.40

£924.33

C

£953.36

£40.66

£84.15

£1,078.17

£1,056.38

D

£1,072.53

£45.74

£94.67

£1,212.94

£1,188.43

E

£1,310.87

£55.90

£115.71

£1,482.48

£1,452.53

F

£1,549.21

£66.07

£136.74

£1,752.02

£1,716.62

G

£1,787.56

£76.23

£157.78

£2,021.57

£1,980.72

H

£2,145.06

£91.48

£189.34

£2,425.88

£2,376.86

Budget for Birmingham

To view the budget summary, Budget Book and other key budget information select the attachments below.

 Budget Book 2008-09 (Size: 1.70 Mb Type: PDF )

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