On 1 December 2021, Kemi Badenoch MP, Minister of State for Equalities and Levelling Up Communities, confirmed in a written ministerial statement to Parliament that the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, had appointed Commissioners to intervene at Slough Borough Council. An Assistant Commissioner was appointed on 11 January 2022.
These appointments were made following the completion of an external assurance review into the council’s financial position and governance arrangements which was published on 25 October. The review provided evidence that the council was failing in its Best Value Duty under the Local Government Act 1999.
- Full details of the background and documents relating to the intervention, including the Commissioners letters of appointment.
The Commissioners are:
- Lead Commissioner: Max Caller CBE
- Finance Commissioner: Margaret Lee
- Assistant Commissioner: Gavin Jones.
Contact the Commissioners by email firstname.lastname@example.org