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CIPFA pushes 3-year budget plans

Three-year budgeting plans will help local authority finance departments meet the challenges of Best Value, according to a report by the commercial arm of public-sector accountancy institute CIPFA.

The IPF report found that almost all councils believe service improvement cannot be achieved using traditional, incremental and budgeting processes.

Brian Livingston of CIPFA, said: ‘The ability to achieve strategic change within the current budget process is extremely limited and consequently the system tends to favour the status quo.’

The report follows a 9-month consultation period with local authority practitioners and includes contributions from a sub-group of representatives from a range of Scottish local authorities.

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