Council Plan and Budget
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 Bold Prosperous Birmingham
- Support inclusive economic growth
- Tackle unemployment
- Attract inward investment and infrastructure
- Maximise the benefits of the Commonwealth Games
- A Bold Inclusive Birmingham
- Tackle poverty and inequality
- Empower citizens and enable the citizen voice
- Promote and champion diversity, civic pride and culture
- Support and enable all children and young people to thrive
- A Bold Safe Birmingham
- Make the city safer
- Protect and safeguard vulnerable citizens
- Increase affordable, safe, green housing
- Tackle homelessness
- A Bold Healthy Birmingham
- Tackle health inequalities
- Encourage and enable physical activity and healthy living
- Champion mental health
- Improve outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people
- A Bold Green Birmingham
- Improve street cleanliness
- Improve air quality
- Continue on the Route to Net Zero
- Be 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.
The resources to deliver these priorities
There will be a rise of 1.99 per cent in the council’s base element of the council tax for 2022 to 2023. In addition, in recognition of particular pressures in adult social care there will be a further 1 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 2.99 per cent. Read the Council Tax help and information notes.
Our previous Corporate Plans
Our previous Financial Plans
You can download the previous years financial plans below:
Page last updated: 19 January 2023