Birmingham City Council declares effective bankruptcy
Council says all new spending in the city, with the exception of statutory services, must stop immediately
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 authority confirmed that it had issued the declaration that it cannot balance its books.
It said all new council spending in the city, with the exception of protecting vulnerable people and statutory services, must stop immediately.
A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Birmingham City Council has issued a s.114 notice ...