Ofsted: More to do to improve Birmingham's children's services
Birmingham City Council has ‘further work’ to do to improve its children’s services, an Ofsted monitoring visit has found.
Fresh audit warning for Brum
Birmingham City Council’s auditors have delivered another major warning over the authority’s budget.
Friction rises as council leaders warn over Whitehall’s threats to withhold bed-blocking cash.
Improvement panel to remain in Birmingham
The team brought in to turn Birmingham City Council around has backtracked on its plans to withdraw.
Union suspends industrial action in Birmingham bin dispute
Trade union Unite has suspended industrial action involving refuse workers after the High Court ordered Birmingham City Council to withdraw redundancy notices it had served on 113 employees.
McDonnell: Do not let officers determine policies
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has warned Labour councillors not to let their officers determine the policies of their councils.
Brum leader Clancy steps down amid growing pressure
Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy has stepped down amid growing pressure from the media and central government.
Javid calls for urgent update on Brum
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has called for an urgent update on what is happening in Birmingham, as the leader faces calls to step down.
Brum leader faces down pressure to quit
Birmingham City Council’s leader was battling for his political survival this week as he faced down calls for him to quit over the long-running bin dispute.
Birmingham’s leader on the horns of a dilemma
The dispute over Birmingham's bin strike has pushed John Clancy into an alley with one union cutting off one escape route and another union blocking the other. Michael Burton says the leader is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
Birmingham officers in warning over bin deal
A row is brewing between Birmingham City Council’s management and senior councillors over how to end the long-running industrial dispute with bin men.
Birmingham bin strike suspended
The bin strike that has hit Birmingham City Council has been suspended.
Brum improvement team set to withdraw
The team brought in to help Birmingham turn itself around has called on the secretary of state to let it step back in light of improvements and the new management team in place.
Hughes and Goldsworthy join new finance commission
An ex-boss of Birmingham City Council has been appointed to a commission charged with finding ways to provide billions of pounds for the West Midlands.
All change at Birmingham
Heather Jameson talks to Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy and interim chief executive Stella Manzie about the massive changes within the authority and the city as a whole.
Council hits back amid strike action threat
Refuse workers in Birmingham have started voting on strike action amid accusations of financial mismanagement and an overspend by the city council of nearly £10m.
Birmingham children's trust appoints borough boss as chief executive
Birmingham children’s trust has appointed Wokingham BC boss Andy Couldrick as its first chief executive.
WMCA gears up for inward investment
The West Midlands Combined Authority has overhauled the region’s growth and investment strategy with the launch of a beefed-up marketing body.
Warlow to leave Brum after eight years
Birmingham City Council’s strategic director for finance and legal, Jon Warlow, has announced he is to leave after eight years at the authority.
Lloyd: Councils continuing to pull it off with great aplomb
Councils are continuing to thrive despite unprecedented cuts over the last 10 years,’ the chief executive of the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.