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Best value audits in Scotland: winning without scoring?

Downe, James Daniel, Grace, Clive, Martin, Stephen James and Nutley, Sandra 2008. Best value audits in Scotland: winning without scoring? Public Money and Management 28 (2) , pp. 77-84.

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Best Value audits have encouraged improvements in the corporate capacity of Scottish local authorities. They are seen by local government as credible and, in contrast to Comprehensive Performance Assessments in England, are applauded for taking account of local priorities and contexts. However, there are some concerns about the consistency and transparency of the process, and reports have failed to attract public interest. In future, the Best Value audit process will need to pay more attention to the importance of partnership working between councils and other local agencies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Uncontrolled Keywords: best value; inspection; local authorities; performance evaluation; performance measurement;
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0954-0962
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 20:41

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