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The corporate and banking teams at law firm Shakespeare Martineau supported deals valued at almost £3.4 billion during 2022 – including £1.4 billion in the West Midlands. Completing an average of seven deals a week, Shakespeare Martineau’s national team supported more than £400 million worth of deals across technology and healthcare alone, and more than £300 million in the energy and renewables space.

Council plans to buy up to 50 homes to help accommodate Afghans and Ukrainians in Birmingham

Plans to purchase up to 50 homes to provide temporary accommodation for Afghan citizens and Ukrainian guests are to be discussed by the city council’s Cabinet next week (14 February). Birmingham City Council was invited to apply for funding from the Government’s £500m Local Authority Housing Fund which will enable it to increase its resettlement pledge for between 80-120 people over the next two financial years, subject to funding being granted.

A pioneering plan by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to decarbonise entire neighbourhoods has been chosen for a new Government-backed programme aimed at speeding up the UK’s transition to net zero by attracting more private sector investment. As part of Innovate UK's Pioneer Places programme, the WMCA will work with its partners Bankers Without Boundaries and Dark Matter Labs to model the health and wellbeing, social and environmental benefits of its first Net Zero Neighbourhood in Dudley.