Birmingham has a bold vision for levelling up

By Cllr Ian Ward | 13 January 2022

We have always been clear about the need for ‘levelling up’ in Birmingham and the scale of the challenge we face. In a city of more than a million people, over 40% of our children are living in poverty.

The rate of unemployment is double the national average - even higher in some parts of the city - and there is a decade’s gap in life expectancy between the poorest areas and the most affluent areas.

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