Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, has said there is no other way than to look at decommissioning services in order to look for money to pay for the equal pay claims the council received today.
In addition, the council needs to save £600 million a year for the next five years.
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Another dry day on Wednesday with some sunny spells developing, especially in the west.
Dry but rather cloudy at times on Wednesday. However some spells of sunshine are also possible, particularly in the morning.
Musician Roger Charlery, better known as Ranking Roger of the Beat and General Public, has died aged 56 following a brain tumour.