Birmingham City Council financial challenges - time to Reset

To find out more about the budget and section 114 notice visit our budget information page

FAQs — published 18 October 2023

We have updated our FAQs after our commissioners started.

What was the result of the extraordinary general meeting on 25 September?

Councillors voted to:

  • accept the section 114 notice
  • agree to continue spending control measures under the direction of the Section 151 Officer
  • endorse the financial recovery plan
  • receive a further report and emergency budget

Did the council respond to Michael Gove?

Yes. The Leader and Chief Executive wrote back to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, accepting the government's analysis of the current challenges and welcoming the appointment of commissioners.

When did the commissioners start?

The commissioners started on Monday 9 October 2023.

Read more about our commissioners.

Why was there another extraordinary general meeting on 12 October?

A second section 114 notice was triggered by the issuing of a section 5 report on 21 September 2023.

These notices have been issued because we have not been able to agree on a new process for job evaluations.

An emergency council meeting took place within 21 days of these notices being issued.


Page last updated: 18 October 2023

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