The crisis is bound to put a further strain on Birmingham’s finances. The timetable for the Commonwealth Games was already very tight.
Posts by Meirion Jenkins
Meirion Jenkins was Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgend in 2015 and has assisted DIT (formerly UKTI) as an international trade advisor. He is shadow cabinet member for Value for Money and Efficiency on Birmingham City Council.Follow @
The relocation of a National Express bus depot for the Commonwealth Games athlete’s village will cost £15.5m – eight times more than budgeted.
Meirion Jenkins: Birmingham is the largest metropolitan authority in Europe – and one of the worst-run.
The structure and management of the council needs total reform. I would reduce the current 101 councillors to around 30.
These are my observations as to how we can up our export game – here are the two game changers. They go together and feed off each other.