Heather Jameson 02 April 2019

Brum improvement team issues final damning judgement and walks away

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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.

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’.

BIIP chairman, Sir John Crabtree, said: ‘We have done all that we can within our existing terms of reference and powers.’

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