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Liverpool puts forward improvement plan

12/05/2021

Liverpool City Council has drafted an improvement plan and letter in response to the Caller report, which called for an intervention in the city.

Jenrick steps in at 'dysfunctional' Liverpool

24/03/2021

Commissioners will be sent in to Liverpool City Council after an independent inquiry found serious mismanagement and a dysfunctional culture, communities secretary Robert Jenrick has told Parliament.

Liverpool mayor steps down amid police probe

10/12/2020

Liverpool City Mayor Joe Anderson has stepped down from his post following his arrest last week.

MHCLG demands updates after Liverpool mayor arrest

08/12/2020

Government officials have written to the chief executive of Liverpool City Council demanding updates on its governance after the arrest of the city’s mayor last week.

Liverpool mayor believed to be one of five arrested in police investigation

04/12/2020

Liverpool City Council Mayor Joe Anderson is believed to be one of five people arrested as part of an ‘ongoing investigation’, local newspaper reports have claimed.

Union calls for Sanctuary Care homes to be brought ‘back in-house’

14/01/2020

Unite is urging councils who have contracts with Sanctuary Care to bring them ‘in-house’ after a criminal investigation was launched into one of its homes.

Council makes 'significant progress' after standards issues

01/03/2019

Sandwell MBC has made ‘significant progress’ following an independent review last year.

Call for power to ban councillors

30/01/2019

Council standards boards should have the power to ban councillors for up to six months without allowances, the Committee on Standards in Public Life has recommended.

Don't dump the rule book under pressure, ombudsman warns councils

04/12/2018

Councils have been warned not to let budget squeezes and disruption caused by change programmes to land them in trouble with the Ombudsman.

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