The UK Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick has stetted that he has received a formal report from local government inspectors investigation financial irregularities in the awarding of construction contracts.
And a result of the reportedly damning findings of the investigation, Jenrick is reported by the Telegraph newspaper to be "likely" to order that the operations of Liverpool City Council be taken over by Commissioners
The investigation into the Council's financial dealings was ordered following the arrest of the Liverpool City Mayor
in connection with offences of bribery and witness intimidation linked to investigations into building and development contracts in Liverpool. Mr. Joe Anderson (Labour Party). Anderson, who is presently on police bail, has said the allegations against him are baseless.