Liverpool City Council sets out response to Best Value report

Liverpool City Council has formally set out its response to the recently published Best Value inspection report.

The authority was invited by the Secretary of State for Local Government, Robert Jenrick, to respond to the report, led by Max Caller, and his proposed package of interventions by Monday 24 May.

The council’s response contains a summary of the proposed Improvement Plan, which runs to 18 pages and includes a timetable for implementing various changes to how the authority conducts its business.

will be debated by Liverpool’s new Mayor, Joanne Anderson, and all of the city’s 90 councillors at an extraordinary meeting to be held on Wednesday 19 May.

A covering letter, signed by Liverpool City Council Chief Executive, Tony Reeves, on behalf of the council, sets out the authority’s acceptance of the Best Value report’s findings and the proposed interventions.

Mr Reeves also underlines the council’s commitment to work with the commissioners who will be appointed to oversee the authority’s highways, regeneration and property management functions for the next three years.

Following their appointment, a detailed Improvement Plan will be prepared by the council for review by the commissioners.

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