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Last chance saloon as Birmingham launches another children’s social care plan

On December 12th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Cover Image: Professor Le Grand via Vimeo Birmingham City Council has taken a further step into the ‘last chance saloon’ with the latest in a series of attempts to convince Ofsted via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/last-chance-saloon-as-birmingham-launches-another-childrens-social-care-plan/

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Black Country and Coventry City Deals ‘worth £220m and will create 25,000 jobs’

On December 12th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced details of two City Deals for the Black Country and Coventry and Warwickshire which he said would generate £220 million of investment and via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/black-country-and-coventry-city-deals-worth-220m-and-will-create-25000-jobs/

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Greater Birmingham Mayor plan given fresh legs by Cities Minister

On December 10th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Cities Minister Greg Clark hasn’t given up on the idea that Britain’s biggest cities would be best run by directly elected mayors, and is keen to cite Joseph Chamberlain as via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/greater-birmingham-mayor-plan-given-fresh-legs-by-cities-minister/

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Birmingham’s end of local government white paper: ‘Don’t panic Mr Mainwairing, we’re all doomed’

On December 10th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Veterans of Sir Albert Bore’s arduous Green Paper Campaign will be all too familiar with the doom-laden rhetoric adopted by the leader of Birmingham City Council. A small band of via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/birminghams-end-of-local-government-white-paper-dont-panic-mr-mainwairing-were-all-doomed/

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The End is nigh… well, nearly nigh: Sir Albert paints bleak outlook for future of services as council white paper is launched

On December 9th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Birmingham’s Labour party leadership believes that some public services may be at risk of collapsing by 2017 as the city council struggles to deliver £460 million of savings over the via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/the-end-is-nigh-well-nearly-nigh-sir-albert-paints-bleak-outlook-for-future-of-services-as-council-white-paper-is-launched/

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Capita set to pocket £500,000 from Birmingham City Council for job ‘no one else can do’

On December 6th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Birmingham City Council is set to pay outsourcing company Capita £500,000 to oversee a major research project into the future of schools, Chamberlain Files can exclusively reveal. An Education Services via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/capita-set-to-pocket-500000-from-birmingham-city-council-for-job-no-one-else-can-do/

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Audacious Yorkshire steals Birmingham’s claim to be cradle of the Industrial Revolution

On December 5th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Think of an English city and region that was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution but suffered a serious decline in manufacturing and is now desperately trying to reinvent itself via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/audacious-yorkshire-steals-birminghams-claim-to-be-cradle-of-the-industrial-revolution/

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An Autumn Statement, but a wintery outlook for councils

On December 5th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Will the Chancellor have anything much to say about local government, and if he does will his remarks give a glimmer of hope beyond the gloomy austerity message of the via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/an-autumn-statement-but-a-wintery-outlook-for-councils/

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Sir Albert Bore cancels Armageddon

On December 4th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

A white paper containing Birmingham city council  budget proposals for 2014-15 will map out a £119 million cost cutting plan but stop short of closing down entire town hall services. via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/sir-albert-bore-cancels-armageddon/

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Everyday tale of upper class folk: Lord Whitby upsets Earl of Shrewsbury and is told House of Lords ‘is not a club’

On December 2nd, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Chamberlain Files would dearly love to report that Mike Whitby’s elevation to the House of Lords is proving to be a resounding success, but sadly that appears not to be via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/everyday-tale-of-upper-class-folk-lord-whitby-upsets-earl-of-shrewsbury-and-is-told-house-of-lords-is-not-a-club/

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