Key announcements

Our council tax and benefits online systems and forms may be unavailable on Saturday 21 May between 8am and 2pm due to planned maintenance. Details of how to offer support to Ukraine residents fleeing war, and where to find information and advice are on our City of Sanctuary webpage

A resilient city

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, writes on this year’s budget-setting process…

Birmingham is, and always has been, a resilient city. The strengths and assets that made this an attractive place to live, work and invest before COVID-19 have not gone away – in fact they are now more important than ever.

  • HS2 is still happening, bringing jobs and opportunities.
  • Some of the UKs biggest companies, such as PwC and HSBC are proud to call the city home.
  • We have fantastic universities that are producing a strong pipeline of talent.
  • And next year we play host to the 2022 Commonwealth Games - a huge event that will really put Birmingham on the global stage.

We will make these ongoing strengths work for the people of Birmingham, building more homes, creating more jobs and ensuring that the benefits are felt in every street, neighbourhood and community.

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