Revised CPA and fire performance framework.(News Extra)

Following consultation with stakeholders the Audit Commission is publishing two assessment frameworks. One is a new performance framework for all 47 fire and rescue authorities in England and the other is a revised Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) framework for England's 150 single tier and county councils

Under the new performance framework, FRAs will be assessed on three elements resulting in:

* A use of resources score, which will be based on a broad range of financial issues including how well FRAs provide value for money;

* A direction of travel score, which will assess whether there has been improvement or deterioration in performance; and

* A scored service assessment, which will look at how effective the FRA is in delivering the service to residents and businesses. …

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