CIPFA Comments: Cabinet reshuffle


In response to today’s cabinet reshuffle, Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO said: "With another change at the top of MHCLG, Robert Jenrick's two-year legacy will be marked by the difficulties of COVID-19 and short-term support aimed at getting local government through the pandemic. Michael Gove is a big hitter and let’s hope that devolution, affordable housing and councils’ essential role in levelling up all whet the new secretary of state's appetite.

"It's imperative that Michael Gove provides a clear strategy for the sector, while ensuring that MHCLG has a loud and active voice in future government plans."

Notes to editor

For further information please contact the CIPFA press office on 07557593147 or email


CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. CIPFA shows the way in public finance globally, standing up for sound public financial management and good governance around the world as the leading commentator on managing and accounting for public money.

Webchat is available Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (excluding UK bank holidays).