Birmingham city council: response to the Improvement Panel’s report

In his response the Secretary of State endorses Birmingham city council’s new model of progressive assurance

Secretary of State’s response to the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel’s final report


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The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel stepped down on 31 March 2019 after over 4 years working with Birmingham city council in response to the Kerslake report on governance at the council.

This letter from the Secretary of State responds to the Panel’s report issued when they stepped down. As part of it the Secretary of State endorses the council’s proposals for a new model of progressive assurance as a mechanism for putting in place the external challenge to the council recommended by the Panel in their report.