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Corporate Plan

Birmingham and its citizens face significant opportunities and challenges and the council must be bold, ambitious, and confident: Bold in its aspiration, ambitious in setting its priorities, and confident in its ability to delivering them. The Corporate Plan 2022 to 2026 provides a common basis for our strategic planning and a focus on tackling inequalities and creating opportunities for citizens to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

It replaces the Council Plan 2018 to 2022 and presents a refreshed set of priorities for 2022 to 2026 that reflect the context we are now operating in, addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling inequality and supporting the ‘levelling up’ of the city.

Our strategic outcomes and priorities

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

Through the council’s delivery, enabling and influencing roles, we will play our part in strengthening Birmingham’s position as a thriving, young and diverse global city, as the beating heart of the UK both commercially and culturally; a place where everyone is included in the opportunities that the city can offer; a place where we can celebrate our heritage with a sense of pride and also look forward with a sense of optimism to a golden decade of shared opportunity in a Bolder, Better Birmingham. Tackling inequalities is at the heart of our mission and at the centre of everything we do.

We can only achieve these ambitions through working in partnerships with citizens, communities, delivery, and strategic partners. Responding to the challenges impacts on all of us as citizens and stakeholders in our city and we all have a part to play in addressing them. Our partnerships are valuable and we are committed to build on the learning from the last two years responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the journey towards the Commonwealth Games to deepen these relationships and demonstrate as a city we are much more than the sum of our parts.

We will continue to work with our diverse partnerships including the community and voluntary sector, faith and cultural sectors, academic and commercial sectors, NHS, police, regional partners (including the West Midlands Combined Authority) and many others.

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The resources to deliver these priorities

Previous Corporate Plans


Page last updated: 7 February 2023

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