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Audit Commission considers future local services inspection.(News)

The future shape of local services inspection is the subject of an Audit Commission discussion paper, Assessment of Local Services Beyond 2008.

Building on the principles laid out in the Commission's paper, The Future of Regulation in the Public Sector, published in March 2006, it raises challenging questions about the future of local services regulation. It looks at how a new framework for performance assessment, assurance and accountability can continue to raise standards and deliver value for money. It also acknowledges that the primary responsibility for managing the performance of local services lies with those who deliver or commission those services.

The Commission sets out the questions it believes must be answered to ensure that the future performance assessment framework achieves these goals and balances national, regional and local priorities. …

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