Birmingham could become self-financing by 2020 says council

BIRMINGHAM City Council could become self-financing by 2020 if the local authority is given greater spending powers.

The leaders of the three political parties on the council – John Clancy (Labour and Leader), Robert Alden (Conservative) and Jon Hunt (Lib Dem) – said if the council was allowed to retain what it raised through business rates then the whole of the city’s economy could benefit.

Speaking at the latest meeting of the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, Cllr Clancy said the c... For the full story register now for free or login below...