BCC budget cuts 2019: an important question – asked to great effect in 2011

Birmingham City Council cuts are a blight on this city and their handling of the bins dispute has been nothing short of shameful….and I sued to work for Birmingham City Council and was made redundant, like the other 20000 employees thanks to the council’s mismanagement of the City of Birmingham….the ‘Brummie Bard’ AKA Keith Bracey

Our Birmingham

Why aren’t we, the electorate, consulted about the whole Council Budget, not just the proposed cuts?

 

 A recent BATC article asked this question and continued:

“The Council’s Budget Consultation is not a consultation about the whole Budget, only about the Council’s planned cuts. On 19 December the Council held a public Budget Consultation meeting.  But it was a rigged consultation because we weren’t given the full Budget plans, only the proposals for the cuts that the Council leadership wants to make.

“The cuts the Council has decided on amount to £50 million this year. But the Council’s total Controllable Expenditure is £1.1billion. The planned savings amount to just 4.5% of the total Council Budget.

  • Where are the plans for the remaining 95.5%? There isn’t a word about them in the consultation document.
  • Why are they kept secret and not spelled out in the report?

“(Of course the Council will…

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