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    Eric Pickles is "delighted" by budget cuts in Birmingham; we tally up the impact

    Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has told the House of Commons he is "delighted" that Birmingham is facing an 8.3% cut to its budget.   

    Under the circumstances, we thought it appropriate to dig into our website's archives to measure the impact of budget cuts in Birmingham so far.

    • £300 million cut to the City Council budget 
    • loss of 7,116 full time jobs, totalling 37% of Birmingham Council work force
    • loss of 3,000 part-time Council jobs
    • Approximately 2200 police officers and staff to lose their jobs
    • 630 West Midlands police officers forced into early retirement
    • 17% cut to arts organisations with 11 groups losing their funding completely
    • Birmingham universities to lose approximately £100 million in funding
    • closure of some Connexions offices, 120 redundancies still on the table
    • funded care for only the most disabled adults
    • funded care for only children with complex needs
    • £5.3 million cut to library, sports and community services
    • 498 jobs expected to be lost at NHS West Midlands
    • 326 jobs lost at Advantage West Midlands
    • 206 jobs lost at General Teaching Council
    • 180 jobs lost at Government Office for the West Midlands
    • 123 jobs lost at Museums Libraries and Archives Council
    • 47 jobs lost at Business Link West Midlands
    This is a comprehensive list of cuts.  Not all of them stem from the 8.3 % reduction in City Council's budget.

    To read the full story on the remarks by Eric Pickles, check out the Birmingham Post website.


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