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Audit Commission sidelined over failing councils

Judgements made by the Audit Commission may be irrelevant to ministerial decisions to take control of local authorities away from councillors.

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Ministers are reported in today’s press to have said they may not wait for the commission’s Continuous Performance Assessment system to run its course if they feel councils suffer from ‘radically poor performance’.

The commission’s procedure is intended to identify councils in need of urgent help but the statements from ministers clearly show they are much more willing to take control and make decisions for themselves than previously thought.

It remains unclear the degree to which ministers are now willing to rely on the assessments of the Audit Commission.

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