Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A review and comparison of the financial situation at LB Croydon, an evaluation of lessons that could be learned and an action plan for consideration.


Following the issuing of a Section 114 notice by Croydon LBC, the Cabinet received a report which reviewed the findings of the recent public interest report over Croydon’s financial failures, together with other reported issues around financial sustainability in local government, which has been exacerbated as a result of Covid-19.



1.         the contents of the report, including appendix 1, which sets out the Buckinghamshire Council position compared to the key finding from the LB Croydon public interest report be noted; and                                                                      

2.         the proposed actions in Appendix 2 to further strengthen financial management arrangements across the Council be agreed.

Details of any conflict of interest declared: None

Contact: Richard Ambrose, Section 151 Officer Email:

Report author: Richard Ambrose

Publication date: 02/03/2021

Date of decision: 02/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 02/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/03/2021

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