Protecting the public purse

Past publications

The Audit Commission has worked to improve economy, efficiency and effectiveness in local public services since 1983.

Between 1983 and 2011, we published major national reports on a wide range of public service issues. These reports were based on independent, authoritative analysis of national evidence and local practice.

We also published a series of corporate strategy documents, guidance and other papers to support auditors and audited bodies in the exercise of the Commission’s statutory duties.

We have produced two zip files which contain most of our national studies and corporate papers – to access a particular document, use the spreadsheet to identify the number it has been allocated and then retrieve this from the associated zip file.

Nationals reports and studies

Corporate papers