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<h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/mps-slam-dclg-youve-no-idea-about-the-impact-of-council-spending-cuts/">MPs slam DCLG: &#8216;You&#8217;ve no idea about the impact of council spending cuts&#8217;<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/mps-slam-dclg-youve-no-idea-about-the-impact-of-council-spending-cuts/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>MPs have sharply criticised the Government department led by Sir Bob Kerslake, accusing civil servants of taking a “hands off approach” and having no idea about the impact huge spending <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/education-secretary-threatens-direct-action-if-council-fails-to-implement-trojan-horse-reforms/">Education Secretary threatens &#8216;direct action&#8217; if council fails to implement Trojan Horse reforms<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/education-secretary-threatens-direct-action-if-council-fails-to-implement-trojan-horse-reforms/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>The Government will intervene directly if Birmingham city council fails to respond to issues raised by an inquiry into the Trojan Horse takeover of schools by hardline Muslims, reports Paul Dale. 

Education <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/west-midlands-lep-funding-approaches-1-billion-as-government-approves-growth-deal-top-ups/">West Midlands LEP funding approaches £1 billion as Government approves Growth Deal top-ups<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/west-midlands-lep-funding-approaches-1-billion-as-government-approves-growth-deal-top-ups/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>Six West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships have been promised a £91 million top-up to the Growth Deals announced last year, bringing to almost £1 billion the amount of investment for the <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/devolution-for-greater-birmingham-no-foregone-conclusion-warns-think-tank-chief/">Devolution for Greater Birmingham &#8216;no foregone conclusion&#8217;, warns think tank chief<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/devolution-for-greater-birmingham-no-foregone-conclusion-warns-think-tank-chief/#comments' class='comments-small'>(20)</a></a></h2>Politicians and business leaders have been urged to “step up to the plate” and make the case strongly for a Greater Birmingham combined authority and devolved powers in the run-up <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/greater-birmingham-makes-another-top-10/">Greater Birmingham makes another top 10<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/greater-birmingham-makes-another-top-10/#comments' class='comments-small'>(12)</a></a></h2>More than 30 major UK and international institutional investors learned about Greater Birmingham’s offer at the government’s inaugural ‘Investment into Cities’ event, held at 10 Downing Street earlier today.

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