Businesses looking to take on Birmingham City Council contracts can find out more about the authority’s new Business Charter for Social Responsibility at an open event on Wednesday.

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the city council for the consultation session at Chamber House, 75 Harborne Road, between 2pm and 4pm.

The council has launched its business charter to boost prospects for Birmingham-based firms who create jobs and apprenticeships in the city and pay staff a living wage.

It currently going through a six-week consultation process before being implemented next year.

Chamber director Katie Teasdale added: “The consultation is seeking views on what should be included in the charter, the Living Wage itself and the threshold at which the new charter will apply.

"We urge all businesses who seek to supply the council to attend the meeting.”

To register for the event, businesses should contact