Rotherham council is set to regain control over economic growth and adult social care, as ministers further roll-back special measures on the scandal-hit authority.
The South Yorkshire council has been under the management of five Government-appointed Commissioners since 2015, following a series of revelations around failures in children’s services and governance.
Council on track to have all powers back by 2019
SCANDAL-hit Rotherham Borough Council will have more powers returned on a “phased” basis — and is on track to get all its powers back by 2019.
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has outlined proposals for a phase return of powers to the council, including responsibility for economic growth, town centre management and the maintenance of local parks and highways.
Mr Javid said he also intended to hand back adult social care powers but the Government-imposed commissioners would retain oversight and the authority to veto decisions given reforms are still going on.