Brum blame culture still 'largely unaddressed'

By Heather Jameson | 04 December 2023

Birmingham City Council’s problems of governance and accountability are still ‘largely unaddressed’, despite some gains made by the authority.

The Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS) report highlighted a poor culture and behaviours, a failure to take responsibility, both individually and collectively and a blame culture.

It said: ‘This blame culture is accentuated by poor behaviour across the board, and a lack of individual and collective commitment to basic principles of probity and good conduct.’

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