Jewellery Quarter businesses attack cash cuts

TRADE associations in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter have launched a vociferous campaign to protect small businesses in the historic district following the city council’s plans to slash the area’s budget by 50 per cent.

The Jewellery Quarter Lobby Group said it was appalled at the authority’s “scattergun” approach to making cuts in the £250,000 annual budget.

The council, which is the biggest landowner in the area with 340 properties, cut the number of employees in the Quarter&rsq... For the full story register now for free or login below...