On January 24 2023, a Best Value Notice was issued to Middlesbrough Council and a letter was published on the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) website.
On January 30 2024, a revised Best Value Notice was issued. It will remain in place for six months.
The latest notice sets out how the council has worked 'effectively with the Department setting out and implementing a range of improvement measures to effectively address the identified concerns'.
DLUHC has thanked the council for its work and highlighted how more work is needed to ensure 'sustained and material improvements particularly in relation to financial sustainability, delivery of transformation and effectively implementing new strategies to embed positive cultures'.
The letter from DLUHC can be read in full on GOV.UK.