Commenting on the STP ratings that have been revealed today, Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive of CIPFA, said:
“The STP ratings demonstrate that the transformation plans have made a promising start towards service integration. However, they also highlight that improvements need to be made and urgently.
“Recent analysis from CIPFA showed that the timescale pressures on STPs prohibited many from creating concrete plans that would provide meaningful change. It is important that this is addressed to ensure all STPs can deliver effective outcomes for the communities they serve.”