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Committee update: independent investigation announced

Sheffield Town Hall

The cross-party committee established following Chief Executive Kate Josephs’ statement of 14 January met earlier this week (1 February).

In line with applicable processes, the committee, chaired by Cllr Julie Grocutt, has determined to appoint an independent investigator who will report back to the committee once their investigation is complete.

The committee is scheduled to meet again on Tuesday 8 February 2022 to facilitate that investigation. In the meantime, Kate remains on discretionary leave.

Cllr Terry Fox said: “I’d like to thank the committee for their hard work and careful deliberations over recent days. They have come to the conclusion that an independent investigation is needed, and we will share further information on that after they have met next week.

"We have seen a real strength of feeling in Sheffield and I absolutely understand that. I want to assure residents that the council remains as focused as ever on delivering for the people of Sheffield – we have incredible things happening in our city this year and the team are working tirelessly to keep driving us forward.

"Myself and the senior team at the council are continuing to provide leadership and I cannot fault the commitment of our fantastic workforce.”