Independent oversight of Merthyr Tydfil CBC has come to an end following improvements to its governance and sustainability.
The Welsh Government has announced the end of formal statutory support after three years.
An improvement and assurance board has been overseeing improvements at Merthyr since 2019, with external advisers and training for members and officers in place.
It followed a request from the council amid concerns raised by Audit Wales.
Local government minister Rebecca Evans said: ‘The ending of formal statutory support represents an important milestone for the council.
'While it is not the end of the improvement journey for Merthyr the council is now in a much better place to drive forward self-improvement.’
Chair of Merthyr’s improvement board, Steve Thomas, said there had been ‘measurable progress’ in the council’s corporate governance, and improved resilience in social care and education.
He added: ‘Their finances are in order and they have achieved good statutory inspection outcomes.
'As a result, we feel the authority is now ready to self-sustain its improvement.’
Council leader Lisa Mytton said: ‘Reflecting on our journey since we originally approached Welsh Government for support, there is a marked difference in the organisation that we are today.’