Birmingham City Council declares effective bankruptcy

Council says all new spending in the city, with the exception of statutory services, must stop immediately

Birmingham: “Birmingham City Council has issued a s.114 notice as part of the plans to meet the council’s financial liabilities relating to equal pay claims and an in-year financial gap within its budget which currently stands in the region of €101 million.” Picture: Getty

Birmingham City Council has declared itself in financial distress over multimillion-pound liabilities to settle equal pay claims.

In a statement on Tuesday, Europe’s largest local ...