The first of two reports from the LGA co-ordinated independent financial review team is now available. Commissioned jointly by Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Improvement Panel the first stage of the review took place in mid-December 2016 and looked at the way the council had developed its 2017/18 savings proposals.
The review team is made up of experience senior officers and an elected council leader from within the local government sector, and is tasked with providing external assurance and due diligence on the 2017/18 budget plans of the council. A full summary of the Terms of Reference is attached to the report.
The review team will be returning to the council at the end of January to look at delivery plans and a final report will be published in early February.