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<h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/were-ambitious-for-second-devo-deal-but-it-will-take-time-wmca-chief-warns/">&#8216;We&#8217;re ambitious for second Devo deal, but it will take time&#8217;, WMCA chief warns<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/were-ambitious-for-second-devo-deal-but-it-will-take-time-wmca-chief-warns/#comments' class='comments-small'>(3)</a></a></h2>A second devolution deal for the West Midlands could be on the cards, but council leaders are stressing that talks with the Government are still at an early stage.

West Midlands <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/birmingham-tops-sales-league-as-2000-tenants-buy-their-council-houses/">Birmingham tops sales league as 2,000 tenants buy their council houses<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/birmingham-tops-sales-league-as-2000-tenants-buy-their-council-houses/#comments' class='comments-small'>(4)</a></a></h2>More tenants are buying their council houses in Birmingham than anywhere else in the country, according to new figures released by the Government.

Almost 2,000 dwellings were sold under right to <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/green-belt-under-threat-by-wmcas-growth-at-all-costs-plan-campaigners-claim/">Green belt under threat by WMCA&#8217;s &#8216;growth at all costs&#8217; plan, campaigners claim<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/green-belt-under-threat-by-wmcas-growth-at-all-costs-plan-campaigners-claim/#comments' class='comments-small'>(4)</a></a></h2>Council leaders have been accused of pursuing a “growth at all costs” policy that could result in significant housing and industrial development on green belt land across the West Midlands.

The <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/now-its-official-birmingham-the-most-enterprising-place-in-britain/">Now it&#8217;s official: Birmingham the most enterprising place in Britain<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/now-its-official-birmingham-the-most-enterprising-place-in-britain/#comments' class='comments-small'>(40)</a></a></h2>Birmingham has been named the ‘Most Enterprising Place in Britain’ in a Government-sponsored competition.

The winning project in the 2016 Enterprising Britain Awards saw Birmingham city council team up with six <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/low-skills-and-poor-productivity-will-hold-back-uk-after-bexit-report-warns/">Low skills and poor productivity &#8216;will hold back UK after Bexit&#8217;, report warns<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/low-skills-and-poor-productivity-will-hold-back-uk-after-bexit-report-warns/#comments' class='comments-small'>(6)</a></a></h2>Low levels of skills, productivity and innovation in most UK cities will make it difficult for industry to prosper after Britain leaves the European Union, a new report claims today.

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