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Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt
Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive.
Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29 million in cash by the time it went bust on Monday.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has launched his budget consultation for 2018/19 - and wants to hear your views.
The Commissioner is responsible for setting the budget for West Midlands Police. This includes setting the local 'police precept', which is the part of council tax that goes to the police. The overwhelming majority of West Midlands Police’s budget comes from central government. That element of the budget will face a real terms cut once inflation is factored in this year, on top of cuts of £145 million since 2010. Just to standstill West Midlands Police requires £22 million.
The West Midlands Police precept is the second lowest in the country at just £116.55 per annum (for a Band D council taxpayer) compared to the highest of £224.57 in Surrey. The third lowest council tax precept is West Yorkshire Police at £150.95.