Interview with John Cotton, cabinet member for social cohesion

John Cotton was elected councillor for first time in 1999 and he represents the Birmingham Shard End Ward. When the Labour party regained the majority of the City Council in 2012 he became Cabinet Member for Social Cohesion and Equalities. In this interview he addresses the global situation of Birmingham children’s services and how they…

Cuts in local funding hit the most deprived areas

If you are curious and you have a look to the Birmingham City Council budget for 2013 you will notice that one of the first things they mention is a graph very similar to the one shown above. This is commonly known as the Jaws of Doom and it represents the gap between the foreseen…