Heather Jameson 22 January 2015

Birmingham improvement panel announced

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The panel drafted in to help improve Birmingham City Council to work with the troubled authority has been announced.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed the panel will be headed up by local businessman and former senior partner at lawyers Wragge and Co, John Crabtree.

It also includes senior local government figures including Steve Robinson, chief executive of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cllr Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council, and Frances Done, former managing director of local government at the Audit Commission.

The commissioners, who were jointly appointed by the DCLG and the council, will help see the council through the reforms outlined in the Kerslake report, which included strengthening the role of the chief executive, putting a plan in place for finances, and moving ahead with a combined authority.

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