The purpose of a performance improvement order is to provide a mechanism to act early in order to provide guidance as to how a council can remedy an emerging issue.

The purpose of suspension orders is to enable prompt action to be taken to correct a problem, to provide ‘time out’ to build or restore relationships, to allow effective business to resume and/or to remedy a failure by a council to do something that is required of it.

Current performance improvement or suspension orders are listed on this page under the relevant council name.