Big boost in apprentices in Birmingham

cllr-jerry-evans.pngMore 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.

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Spend wheelie bin cash on the front line - Lib Dems

paul-tilsey.pngFrom 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.

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