On 3 August 2023 we were issued with a Best Value Notice by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) as a result of an external assurance review.
DLUHC works with local authorities of concern to better understand their organisational challenges and to support their locally-led improvement journeys.
A Best Value Notice is the start of a process that involves us sharing our plans to improve our services directly with DLUHC. They will set clear goals that we need to achieve to assure them that we are making continuous improvement.
We welcome DLUHC’s report and notice. DLUHC has recognised its findings correspond to our own understanding of the challenges we face and we have already taken steps to act on its recommendations. We’re confident we’re making the necessary improvements to put ourselves on a sustainable financial footing and will continue to work hard towards that goal.
For more information about our Best Value Notice you can: