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Liverpool Panel delivers interim assessments on challenges

The panel set up to guide Liverpool City Council out of government intervention has delivered its interim assessments on the challenges it faces.

The body, known as the Liverpool Strategic Futures Advisory Panel, was established after a second critical report by Whitehall-appointed commissioners last year.

The panel, chaired by Liverpool City Region Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has confirmed that it has sent its report to the government, which will now consider it. The document is expected to be published later this year.


The panel's interim assessments are focused on a number of key areas including:

  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Delivery of services
  • Culture and behaviour

The panel's findings are likely to be used by the government to determine whether to continue with its intervention in Liverpool City Council.

The council has been under government intervention since 2021, following a damning inspection report. The panel's interim assessments are a positive step for Liverpool City Council, as they demonstrate that the council is taking steps to address the challenges it faces.

The findings will be closely watched by businesses and other stakeholders in Liverpool, as they will provide an indication of the council's future direction.

Commenting on the news, Cllr Liam Robinson, Liverpool City Council, said: "I'd like to thank the Liverpool Strategic Futures Advisory Panel for their support. Their interim report on the challenges facing the city is a key piece of work and the feedback received from stakeholders is very encouraging in helping to set out a new era of partnership working."


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