On 19 September 2023, the Secretary of State for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) announced the government's proposals to handle our financial and governance problems.

The proposals included:

  • the appointment of commissioners who are responsible for governance, scrutiny of strategic decision making, finance, and senior appointments
  • a local inquiry to investigate the cause of the issues we face

Read about the government's intention to intervene at Birmingham City Council.

More details of the proposed intervention are in a letter to the Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council stating that we had failed to comply with our Best Value duty.

Read the Secretary of State's proposed intervention package in Birmingham City Council.

The government announced the intervention and our commissioners on 5 October 2023.

Read the letter from the government detailing the confirmed intervention package.

Our commissioners are:

  • Max Caller CBE
  • John Coughlan CBE
  • Chris Tambini
  • Pam Parkes
  • Jackie Belton
  • Myron Hrycyk

Our political advisors are:

  • Lord John Hutton
  • John Biggs

Page last updated: 9 October 2023

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