Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has confirmed that the Government is returning full powers back to Tower Hamlets council. The democratic powers were taken from Tower Hamlets council after independent auditors found that there was a lack of democratic accountability.
Javid said in a statement:
“I’m confident that Tower Hamlets council is on the right track to provide the services their residents deserve and rightly expect. That’s why I have decided to return all powers to the council.
I want to make sure that taxpayers’ money is put to the best use, in an open and transparent way. So I will want to hear from Tower Hamlets every three months on the progress they’re making”.