Brum in spending freeze over equal pay issue

By Heather Jameson | 28 June 2023

The biggest council in the country has called a halt to its spending after a £760m equal pay liability was revealed.

Birmingham City Council, which has already paid out £1.1bn in equal pay claims over the last decade, now estimates it has a current equal pay liability of between £650m and £760m after it failed to properly address its single status issues.

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