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

Greg Clark responds to the Panel’s final report on Birmingham City Council’s progress against the Kerslake recommendations.


Letter from Secretary of State Greg Clark to John Crabtree, Chair of the Birmingham Improvement Panel: 22 March 2016

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The Independent Improvement Panel was set up in January 2015 following Sir Bob Kerslake’s review of the governance and organisational capabilities of Birmingham City Council in December 2014.

The Panel’s final report is available on the council’s website.

The Secretary of State agrees with the Panel’s assessment that the council needs to demonstrate further progress against the Kerslake recommendations.

He also acknowledges the Panel’s good work and welcomes a progress report in the autumn.

Published 24 March 2016