Liverpool City Council faces a government investigation in the wake of the arrest of its mayor Joe Anderson.
Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has appointed an inspector after several arrests and an ongoing police probe.
The investigation will be carried out by Max Caller CBE, who has investigated troubled authorities Northamptonshire County Council and Tower Hamlets.
Mr Caller will look at key departments and authority auditing and governance.
Mr Jenrick stopped short of sending a commissioner to run the council, but said: “It is clear that the council has taken significant steps to improve governance and assurances processes within the council, with respect to the authority’s planning, highways, regeneration and property management functions.”
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