Paul Marinko 13 December 2023

Liverpool to regain certain functions but intervention expected to continue

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Liverpool City Council is set to regain control over some of its functions, but commissioners are likely to continue to intervene in specific areas after June 2024.

In a written parliamentary statement, local government minister Simon Hoare said the team of commissioners’ latest report had found the authority’s new political and officer leadership had ‘shown strength and grip as they continue to make improvement’.

He added that the commissioners believed Liverpool was now ‘well placed to deal with challenges’.

The minister said he was now minded to make a number of changes to the intervention by returning ‘certain functions’ to the council by March next year as part of a ‘planned and phased transition towards the end of the intervention’.

Responsibilities set to be handed back include highways and control over certain financial functions.

But the Government is calling on Liverpool to take further action in areas such as its property function, budget setting, strategic risk management and culture change programme.

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