I am today laying a departmental minute to advise that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has received approval from Her Majesty’s Treasury for a contingent liability associated with the joint inspection team (JIT) advisory role to local authorities.
The departmental minute describes the contingent liability that MHCLG will hold as a result of the JIT providing advice to the local authority. The local authority is still responsible for making decisions on enforcement.
The unquantifiable contingent liability will remain for the duration of the JIT operations, likely to be a period of 12 months, plus six years.
If the liability is called against JIT, provision for any payment will be sought through the normal Supply procedure.