Housing Retrofit Pilot Councillor Sharon Thompson, Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness, presented a report [at Birmingham City Council Cabinet] on the 3 Cities Whole House Retrofit Pilot.

The good residents of Wright Road and Herrick Road invited me on a walkabout to inspect some really stubborn annoying problems. Here’s our walkabout report. We’ve now sent this to the Council asking for an action plan to tackle the six key issues we identified.

Part of my work involves chairing the East Birmingham Inclusive Growth taskforce for the city. Over the last year we've built up an incredible strategy and portfolio of work to help transform a part of our country which if it was a city would be bigger than Derby. Here's the update report to the board today. 


We are blessed with some of the most amazing community groups in the world here in Hodge Hill.
Last week I brought some of them together with funders to help them access the cash they need to make our community even better.
You can find information from the funders on the attached PDF 

Liam is the Labour MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill, a member of Her Majesty's Privy Council, elected Chair of the Global Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF and an Associate of Nuffield College, Oxford. He sits on the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth, founded the APPG for Children of Alcoholics, is a proud patron of NACOA and is a Trustee of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Trust.

I thought I'd share a few brief things from the US Congress where we've been discussing ideas to work harder together to take down the Kleptocrats. Here's the briefings on the American CAATSAct with ideas we need to weave into the next Economic Crime Bill expected in the Queen's speech in a couple weeks time.