Birmingham City Council's Budget 2014-15
17th December 2013
Birmingham City Council's forecasts predict that the Council will need to have found £840m in the six years from 2010/11 to 2017/18 as a result of spending pressures and grant cuts – more than two thirds of the budget they have any choice over how to spend. This year alone, they will be making cuts in the region of £120m.
Considerations for additional finances
Split the funding shortfalls between Capital or Revenue budgets and then look at what is the driving force e.g. poor local strategy, poor local execution or a settlement basis which is unfair.
Conclusion: Birmingham City Council cannot possibly be short of finances but it can be short of good ideas on how to spend it.
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