More than 10,400 people were on an apprenticeship last year in Birmingham thanks to the Liberal Democrats, final figures reveal. That is a huge increase of 95% compared to the last year of Labour's government.
These figures are a big boost for apprenticeships and young people in Birmingham which comes as National Apprenticeship Week is underway, which aims to raise awareness and celebrate the successes of the apprenticeship scheme.
From Today's Birmingham Post: Two thirds of the £30 million set aside for the introduction of wheelie bins could be spent protecting front line council services, according to Birmingham Liberal Democrats.
Lib Dem leader Paul Tilsley says the £20 million awarded to the council by the government in November has not been legally ring-fenced for spending on refuse collection, and should be used to head off the worst effects of spending cuts.