Robert Jenrick – 2021 Comments on Croydon Council

The comments made by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on 1 February 2021.

The rapid review into Croydon Council found serious failings in governance, financial strategy and commercial investments which have led to taxpayers and residents being severely let down over a number of years.

This must end now, and I have appointed an expert panel to help the council urgently address the issues they face and deliver a comprehensive recovery plan. I will be monitoring progress closely and will not hesitate to take further action if necessary.