Policy paper

City Deal: Greater Birmingham

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The City Deal for Greater Birmingham is part of the first wave of City Deals to get the go-ahead from government.


The City Deal for Greater Birmingham includes plans to:

  • put a Skills for Growth Compact in place: this will help employers, colleges and schools to link students with real-world work opportunities
  • kick-start housing and mixed-use development on public land to address long-term housing and employment site needs
  • build on Birmingham’s leading position in life sciences and its unique assets as a location for clinical trials
  • speed up carbon savings and create green jobs by expanding a green deal programme