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Birmingham businesses warn council congestion charge vision will damage city centre economy

On March 13th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

On the day that West Midlands’ council leaders showcased a £2 billion package of rail, tram and rapid transit schemes at MIPIM, a Birmingham survey demonstrated continuing public resistance to forcing private via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1oP0XVv

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Cost of council’s Capita contract already cut by £20m, with further savings to come

On March 12th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

A pledge by Birmingham City Council to reduce the cost of its IT contracts with outsourcing firm Capita is being pursued so rigorously that a £20 million cuts target has via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1g9r5VE

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Always a day away | Devolution Week II

On March 12th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

In the second part of a special feature for the Chamberlain Files, Paul Dale turns to the Labour Party to see what key figures are saying about localism. He is via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/O17fGj

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Devolution Week

On March 12th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Chief Blogger Paul Dale has been pouring through speeches and pamphlets to see what the parties and think tanks are saying about devolution as we approach next year’s general election. via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1cPPo0u

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Greater Birmingham: United we stand, divided we fall

On March 12th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

In his third voyage, Gulliver encounters the floating island of ‘Laputa’. The island hovers above the lower island of ‘Balnibarbi’, where it uses its considerable technological advances to dominate the via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/Oks6UW

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Combined Authority Two to Three Years Away, says Black Country Leader

On March 11th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

In the week when “Greater Birmingham” is the talk of “Fleet Street” and even The Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes, a Black Country council leader has said a Combined via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1lRZq3I

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Minister’s green belt protection pledge throws 6,000-homes Sutton Coldfield plan into doubt

On March 10th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

An attempt by Birmingham City Council to approve up to 6,000 new homes in the Sutton Coldfield countryside is in doubt after the Government restated its opposition to green belt development via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/Pkap8Y

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Greater Birmingham: has it’s time come?

On March 10th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Whisper it softly, but Birmingham has been on the end of some favourable publicity lately. Media attention, when it manages to peer warily out from London, tends to focus on via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1ncf2AS

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City Region back on the agenda as Birmingham pushes ‘new model city government’

On March 6th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

The prospect of a powerful city region level of government administering economic development, transport, skills and housing across the West Midlands has been raised by Birmingham city council leader Sir via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1g38n6B

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GBSLEP asks Government for £561m to kickstart Greater Birmingham economy

On March 6th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP has set out its plans for jobs and growth by asking the Government for £561 million from the Local Growth Fund over the next five years. via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1f0I1SL

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