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Council Plan and Budget 2018 to 2022

Birmingham is experiencing one of its most exciting periods of regeneration and development in recent times.

We aim to be a city of growth where every child, citizen and place matters - and Birmingham City Council wants to make a positive difference, every day, to people’s lives. This underpins everything we do, whether that’s setting our priorities, making decisions or delivering services.

Our priorities

As we transform and modernise services in response to changing demand from a growing population, we will focus on six key priorities:

  • Birmingham, an entrepreneurial city to learn, work and invest in
  • Birmingham, an aspirational city to grow up in
  • Birmingham, a fulfilling city to age well in
  • Birmingham, a great city to live in
  • Birmingham residents gaining the maximum benefit from hosting the Commonwealth Games; and
  • Birmingham a city that takes a leading role in tackling climate change.

We will continue to work with partners to make Birmingham a city in which all of our residents, including those from our most deprived communities, can lead healthy, safe and fulfilling lives.

Starting with the introduction of the Clean Air Zone this summer, we will take decisive action in response to the climate emergency, declared in June 2019. Where 2019 was a year of pledges, this decade will be a time for action as we adapt to changing circumstances. Birmingham will become a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live and work.

We will seize the new opportunities to power our economy, because even in challenging times, Birmingham is a resilient and ambitious city. We continue to attract record levels of investment and projects like the Metro extension, Curzon, Birmingham Smithfield and the Commonwealth Games are just a few of the reasons why developers and investors from around the world are heading to this city.

We will make this investment work, building more homes and creating more jobs in a golden decade for the city.

Preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games are gathering pace and, in addition to the major redevelopment of Perry Barr, we will ensure that the benefits of hosting such a major global event are felt by as many people, in as many neighbourhoods, as possible. Together we’re building a better Birmingham.

The resources to deliver these priorities

Council tax

There will be a rise of 1.99 per cent in the council’s base element of the council tax for 2020 to 2021. In addition, in recognition of particular pressures in adult social care there will be a further 2 per cent rise for the adult social care precept, which will contribute towards increasing adult social care costs. In total, this is a rise of 3.99 per cent. Read the Council Tax help and information notes.

Our previous Financial Plans

You can download the last three years below:

2019 to 2020 budget

2018 to 2019 budget

2017 to 2018 budget

Previous years financial plans