Birmingham City Council
The Labour-run Birmingham City council has declared the local government equivalent of bankruptcy.
Government action to take over the running of councils should always be a last resort, but when a council is effectively bankrupt the threshold has been reached for such intervention. So this week the government has announced a five-year intervention at Labour-run Birmingham City Council, helping fix serious problems caused by Labour incompetence.
- Where Labour run local services they run them badly – only the Conservatives can be trusted to deliver quality council services and good value for money.
- This week the government confirmed a five-year intervention at Labour-run Birmingham City Council, appointing commissioners to help return the council to a sustainable financial footing, after councillors were forced to declare effective bankruptcy.
- Local people deserve quality public services and good value for money – we are rightly taking the necessary long-term steps to protect residents and fix problems at Labour-run councils.