On 10th June 2021 the then Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, appointed four commissioners for Liverpool City Council. These appointments were made following the completion of a Best Value inspection by Max Caller CBE.
The Best Value report was published on 24th March 2021 and gave evidence that the council had failed in numerous ways to comply with its Best Value Duty (Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1999).
The Commissioners' role is to support the council's improvement as per the directions set out by the Secretary of State, and report directly to the Secretary of State on progress made within the council. See Commissioners' publications for further information about the directions, updates to the Secretary of State and the establishment of the intervention.