Brum improvement team issues final damning judgement and walks away

By Heather Jameson | 02 April 2019

Birmingham City Council’s intervention team has issued a final, damning report on the crisis-hit council and walked away – despite admitting its job is not complete.

The withdrawal comes as the council faces a further section 24 notice - a serious warning from its auditors - for the third time in four years. 

In a letter to communities secretary James Brokenshire, the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel (BIIP) said it had left the council on 31 March, but it called on a replacement team to be installed.

The team claimed the council’s latest ‘stocktake’ report shows improvements, but said it ‘does not entirely concur with the council’s assessment’.

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