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Birmingham City Council Recognised For support of armed forces community

Birmingham City Council has today received recognition for its commitment to support the Armed Forces community.

The council has had its silver award renewed as part of the MoD’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

Cllr Mike Sharpe, the council’s Armed Forces Champion, said:

“This is a fantastic programme for us to be part of as one of the city’s biggest employers and it’s great that our continued efforts are being recognised.”

Birmingham City Council is one of 50 employers from across the West Midlands to receive such recognition from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

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The Silver Award is received by those employers who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrated and communicated supportive behaviour.

The Council says it is now working towards attaining the Gold Award, and is looking at proposals around assisting Cadets, Reservists and Armed Forces’ families more widely.

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