The Audit Commission has today issued a briefing on council tax collection using publicly available data drawn from its Value for Money (VFM) Profiles, showcasing their practical application and benefits.
This public interest report relates to a significant number of failings in Corby Borough Council’s arrangements for managing capital regeneration projects in 2010/11.
The inclusion of The Local Audit and Accountability Bill in this year’s Queen’s Speech represents a significant step towards a smooth transition to new public audit arrangements. Even as we move closer towards the Commission’s controlled closedown, our work continues to ensure cost effective local accountability and audit of public spending.
The Audit Commission has today announced that it will retender audit contracts worth £25.2 million a year. The contracts currently held by audit firms were initially awarded in 2006 and 2007 and extended in 2010.
Following consultation, the work programme and fee scales for the audit of the accounts for 2013/14 have been confirmed for local government, fire, police and health bodies.