STATEMENT: Government review

Liverpool City Council has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will carry out a review of the authority.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced Max Caller CBE will carry out an inspection of the authority’s planning, highways, regeneration and property management functions and the strength of associated audit and governance arrangements.

Acting Mayor, Cllr Wendy Simon and Chief Executive Tony Reeves said: “We welcome the opportunity to work closely with Government on this review.

“We are immensely proud of our staff and our work on growing the city’s economy and improving the life of all our residents.

“We look forward to working with government in a spirit of openness and collaboration.

“For the last 18 months, we have worked hard to strengthen our governance.

“We would like to reassure our residents that there will be no impact on the delivery of our services during this period.”