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Budget 2006-07

The City Council approved the 2006/07 budget at its meeting on 28 February 2006. The key features of the City Council 2006/07 budget are set out below. Council Tax for our own services has risen by 1.9%.

The Council is working hard to meet its commitments to people in Birmingham to provide high quality, cost effective services and to make Birmingham the best run city in England. In the Council Plan 2006+ we have set out clear aims and priorities to help us achieve our goals.


  • investing in improvement – manage resources effectively, flexibly and responsively and investing in our staff to build an organisation that is fit for its purpose;

  • improving services - aspiring for excellence in all our services - raising performance in our services for children, young people, families and adults and in our housing services;

  • a city of vibrant urban villages – a cleaner, greener and safer city – Your City, Your Birmingham; investing in regeneration; improving the city’s transport and tackling congestion; a fair and welcoming city; providing more effective education and leisure opportunities and promoting Birmingham as a great international city.

Budget Key Points

  • £27 million of new money, in real terms, for investment in services for children and vulnerable adults. The money will help us achieve our vision of enabling, with the appropriate support, people to live safely in strong local communities;

  • these resources will work to further improve childcare teams and we aim to reduce delays for older people being discharged from hospital;

  • our major capital investment programme of £840 million over three years will continue, meaning improvements for schools, roads, housing, leisure facilities and regeneration;

  • continued improvement in results for our school pupils will be supported by an increase in school funding in real terms;

  • an extra £5 million to make the city a cleaner, greener and safer place;

  • commitment to achieving the Decent Homes Standard for council housing by 2010 - £73 million will be invested on more than 11,000 properties in 2006/07;

  • £28 million to be saved through more efficient services and support;

  • our districts will continue to shape their services to reflect community needs;

  • £400,000 has been provided for an Olympics Task Force, to gain the most for Birmingham from the 2012 Olympics; we will also work to increase sporting opportunities for young people;

  • with our partners we will develop a long term vision for the growth of the city and promote new developments that bring jobs;

  • an extra £1 million will be spent addressing the needs of homeless people.

Budget for Birmingham


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Budget Book 2006/07

The Council's latest Budget Book - find out more about the 2006/07 budget by selecting the Budget Book 2006/07 attachment below

Key Facts 2006/07

Did you know that 175,000 pupils are taught in Birmingham's 431 schools, that the council spends gross nearly £3 billion in total on all services and that council tax finances 10 % of this gross total?

These and other council budget and demographic facts are to be found in the Key Facts Card - a handy at-a-glance guide to the council's 2006/07 budget. To download your copy see the pdf attachment below

 PDF Key Facts 2006/07 (Size: 317 Kb Type: PDF )

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Budget for Birmingham leaflet

To view the budget summary which is sent out with 2006/07 council tax bills select the Budget Leaflet 2006/07 attachment below.