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

Reforming our operations

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

We’re reforming the way the council operates, shifting our focus from crisis to prevention and increasing the pace and scale of economic growth.

Lots of progress has, and is being made, through a variety of schemes and initiatives across the city, but we cannot take our eye off the ball.

  • We’ll be delivering new ways of working,
  • We will increase our efforts to help and support individuals and families at the early stages of an issue or crisis in their lives.
  • And we’ll focus on infrastructure, including social and affordable housing, supporting our town centres and local high streets and creating opportunities for local people but with consideration of the climate and ecological emergency.
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