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It's official: Birmingham City Council is the local authority facing the biggest Tory cuts in the country.

According to research Birmingham City Council comes top for the level of cuts by 2020, at over £376 million. It also features in other top ten rankings, such as level of cuts per household and cuts in comparison to levels of deprivation.

Local government is under enormous pressure because of politically motivated Tory cuts that hit the poorest hardest. Ordinary families are paying the price as councils are forced to cut services to fill the gap.

These latest figures prove what we’ve been saying for years – The Tories have got it in for Birmingham. Despite the unprecedented level of cuts Labour has made a real difference in Birmingham and is making the right choices.

A vote for the Tories is a vote for more cuts to our city, your community, and your street.

On Thursday 3rd of May the people of Birmingham a vote for Labour will send a message to the Tories that enough is enough.

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Birmingham HARDEST hit by Tory cuts in country

It's official: Birmingham City Council is the local authority facing the biggest Tory cuts in the country. According to research Birmingham City Council comes top for the level of cuts by...

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Jack Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington, has tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons which if implemented would secure £44 million annual funding that West Midlands Police is currently missing out on.

West Midlands Police is not receiving the proportion of funding the Home Office’s own indicators state it should receive and Jack Dromey MP is calling on the government to implement their own plans, ensuring the Force’s funding matches its needs. He is seeking cross party support for the measures to support West Midlands Police.

Lower crime, lower risk areas like Surrey are currently receiving more funding in relation to their population and level of crime, at the expense of the West Midlands.

Information obtained by Jack Dromey highlights what £44 million would mean for West Midlands Police. It shows that if West Midlands Police receives the additional funding the force is owed, it could:

  • Increase officer numbers from 6,500 to 7,000 costing £25 million annually
  • Increase PCSO numbers by 100 costing £3.5 million annually
  • Use £6.5 million to hire more specialist staff
  • £5 million to cover estates running costs of 24 planned building closures
  • £4 million annually to accelerate technology and estates improvements

Labour's calls for £44million BOOST to police funding

  Jack Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington, has tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons which if implemented would secure £44 million annual funding that West Midlands...

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Across the country local government is facing a funding crisis. As councils up and down Britain do their utmost to support the most vulnerable in society who depend upon local services, they are met with budget cuts at every turn.

The funding crisis could not be clearer when it comes to adult social care. You can understand why the Tories don't want you to see these figures - they are shameful.

The Local Government Association estimates a £2.6 billion gap in funding for adult social care by 2020.

In Birmingham we’ve seen a staggering 32 per cent fall in staff levels in the sector due to the squeeze on budgets.

With an ageing population there are concerns that the situation is becoming untenable. Families are concerned for their elderly relatives who depend on social care. Those reaching retirement worry for their own future in a system on the brink of collapse.

Labour has pledged to work with MPs, other councils and NHS partners to highlight the crisis and lobby government to produce a credible funding plan.

The adult social care CRISIS in Birmingham

Across the country local government is facing a funding crisis. As councils up and down Britain do their utmost to support the most vulnerable in society who depend upon local...


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