Birmingham 'actively exploring' action against s151

By Heather Jameson | 12 October 2023

Birmingham City Council is ‘actively exploring’ possible action against its former director of council management Becky Hellard for her role in the collapse of the council.

It comes amid a growing debate over whether the budget was legal if senior finance officials knew the scale of the equal pay liability and failed to include it.

According to a senior Birmingham source, officials were warned of a potential £800m equal pay liability on 3 February – three weeks before the budget was set.

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