Heather Jameson 18 June 2015

Do it yourself on improvement - or DCLG will

Do it yourself on improvement - or DCLG will image

Inspection and improvement in local government has remained a thorny issue ever since former communities secretary Eric Pickles announced he would scrap the Audit Commission, just a few weeks after the 2010 General Election.

While localism – quite rightly – demands councils should be left to their own devices without fear of central government meddling, there remains a dilemma over peer challenge.

Does the Government trust councils to inspect their own?

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