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Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel (BIIP)

Latest news

March 2018

On 8 March, the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel and Birmingham City Council published a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to update him on the current situation and future plans for working together.

September 2017

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has written a response to a letter he received from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel on August 4.

On 20 September, the panel sent a response to the Secretary of State.

August 2017

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has published letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government reporting on Birmingham City Council’s improvement progress since February 2017. Further details can be found in the news section.

March 2017

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government sent a letter following the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel’s update, and the council responded to the letter from the Secretary of State.

February 2017

On Friday 24 February, the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel published their letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government detailing their analysis of the council’s progress.

The letter and the council’s response are both available to read.

November/December 2016

On Wednesday 9 November, the Birmingham Independent Panel published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government reporting on the progress that Birmingham City Council has made in implementing the recommendations of the Kerslake Report in the twenty one months since the report’s publication.

The Panel’s letter is published alongside the Council’s own self assessment of its progress.

You can read the latest press release and the Council's report, and the Panel's letter to the  Secretary of State.

On 1 December, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, responded in a letter to the Panel's progress report.

March 2016

On Monday 21 March, the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel submitted its final progress report to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

You can read the latest press release and you can view the supporting documents, including the letter to Greg Clark MP.

The fourth public meeting of the improvement panel was held on Thursday 10 March at the Council House.

The council’s leadership team including chief executive, Mark Rogers and the leader of the council, Councillor John Clancy responded to questions from the panel, as did opposition party leaders.

You can watch the recorded webcast of the meeting now.

January 2016

On 11 January 2016, the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel submitted their latest progress report to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

You can read more about the progress report, and you can read the council's response to the report.

On 16 January, Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, responded to the Panel's progress report.

December 2015

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel held its third public meeting on 14 December.

The recording of the December public meeting is available to watch.

The council’s 12-month progress report was published on 7 December 2015.

You can read the accompanying statement from leaders of the three political parties of the council.

November 2015

Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel publishes further assessment of city council's progress.

You can also read the council's response to the panel's assessment.

September 2015

Secretary of State responds to Improvement Panel's assessment

Birmingham Independent Improvement panel: Second progress report prepared

Birmingham Partners - Birmingham City Partnership Group Update Briefing

Future Council Programme Plan v0.4

Future Council Programme Action Plan Milestones v0.8

Future Council Programme Evaluation Model Draft v0.6

Future Council Programme Evaluation Framework Draft v0.7

Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel public meeting:

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel held two public meetings in June and September. You can view the webcasts from these meetings:

11 September 2015 meeting

The full Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel press release is available to read.

Read the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel’s letter in response to our six-month progress report. You can also read our statement from Sir Albert Bore, which we’ve issued following the publication of this letter.