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Ready, Steady, Go: Council boss starts as he means to go on

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

Mark Rogers, Birmingham city council’s new chief executive, has issued a deeply personal message to town hall staff in which he presents himself as living “in the real world” and understanding via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1hOy8Ii

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NEC Group for sale as Birmingham city council announces ‘historic decision tinged with sadness’

On March 5th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Birmingham City Council has confirmed it is to sell the NEC Group in its entirety, bringing to a close the local authority’s 38-year ownership of the conferencing and entertainment company. via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1mUHSFz

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GBSLEP ‘barking up the wrong tree’ by backing HS2 college at Washwood Heath

On March 4th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Former DWP civil servant John D Turner says the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP is making a big mistake by promoting plans to use the former LDV plant at Washwood Heath for via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1hFlETj

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Mark Rogers’ Birmingham City Council inbox

On March 3rd, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Mark Rogers is Birmingham city council’s first social media-savvy chief executive, so it was to be expected he would mark his first day in the biggest job in local government via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1eVpWB1

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Censor makes sure detail of Capita’s £126m Birmingham council contract stays hidden

On March 3rd, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Sir Albert Bore was as good as his word when he told journalists that publishing the Capita-Service Birmingham contract would be “useless” because most financial figures would have to be via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1eUM1Q7

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Why Curzon Street is ‘the wrong place’ for Birmingham HS2 station

On February 28th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Former civil servant John D Turner wonders whether Curzon Street is really the best spot for Birmingham’s HS2 station: Whatever the merits or otherwise of HS2, I seriously doubt that via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1fvuu0X

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Birmingham Curzon scheme is perfect reply to HS2 deniers

On February 28th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

HS2’s capacity to regenerate the eastern edge of Birmingham city centre was never in doubt, and plans for a 350-acre scheme around Curzon Street underline the sheer scale of what’s via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1cZYPYO

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Prosperity for the masses, not the few, says new Birmingham city council chief executive

On February 27th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Economic growth will not reduce poverty if the emphasis is solely on improving output and productivity and no attention is paid to tackling the skills deficit and the type of via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1cTxM1f

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Councillor Sambrook: getting there the hard way

On February 26th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

It’s well over a week now since Gary Sambrook’s exceptional by-election win for the Conservatives in Kingstanding forced what Labour’s press office probably announced as a ‘late recalibration’ of Ed via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1dxMJD4

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Spotlight on LEPs as most of £2.6 billion Regional Growth Fund remains unspent

On February 25th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Critics of Local Enterprise Partnerships were given fresh ammunition today after it emerged more than three-quarters of a government fund set up to boost regional economies remains unspent. Of the via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1flPsis

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