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Students and journalists wanted to design Lord Mayor’s website, but don’t expect to get paid

On January 31st, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Having controversially paid Capita £1.2 million to create a website for the new Library of Birmingham, city council bosses were determined not to repeat the mistake when they wanted to install via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1hXyTgL

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Birmingham Mobility Action Plan gets guarded welcome from business groups

On January 31st, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

A plan to improve public transport and ease congestion on Birmingham roads has been welcomed by business lobby groups as a strong starting point for a much-needed debate on mobility and connectivity via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1kiTwFJ

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Nine Birmingham city council officials shared £1.6m redundancy pot

On January 30th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Redundancy packages worth a total of £1.6 million were handed to nine Birmingham City Council officials following a shake-up of senior management posts, it can be revealed. Figures in the council’s via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/LsFNA4

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Eric Pickles announces £21m regeneration boost for Birmingham and the Black Country

On January 29th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, who is best known for slashing council budgets, has shifted into an unusual position of giving money away by announcing a £415 million investment plan that via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1k6usl1

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£3,000 ‘golden hello’ payment plan for Birmingham social workers hits a glitch

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

A plan to make £3,000 ‘golden hello’ payments to social workers will have to be revised after Birmingham city council’s equalities director said the idea hadn’t been properly thought through. Under via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/MaJb2B

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Booming London makes case for devolution, but whose fingers are pulling the strings?

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

The debate about the size of London and its stranglehold over the UK economy has been around for a very long time. Oliver Twist, Dick Whittington, businessmen on the make via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/MkK8WB

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Commissioner Jones and Andrew Mitchell clash over police stop and search powers

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

West Midlands Police Commissioner Bob Jones is at risk of upsetting some of his Labour party colleagues – and a senior Tory MP - by continuing to back controversial ‘stop and via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1fpRDDT

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London basks in economic boom, while Birmingham ‘punches below its weight’

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

  Britain’s economic recovery is dominated by job creation in London, leaving cities like Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool struggling to keep up, a major economic study has found. Ten times via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1ckSG9E

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Brave new world for workers at Birmingham City Council

On January 23rd, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

The future of Birmingham City Council depends on a vastly slimmed-down workforce of multi-skilled “super professionals and brave leaders” willing to work flexibly anywhere within the organisation. A picture of via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1l0X1UY

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Council in danger of being as outdated as ‘quill pens and gas lamps’

On January 22nd, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

There will be many pressing issues waiting in the in-tray of Birmingham city council’s new chief executive Mark Rogers when he takes up his post in a few weeks’ time. via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1hjvDMe

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