Dan Peters 16 November 2023

EXCLUSIVE: Oflog pushes ahead with early warning system

EXCLUSIVE: Oflog pushes ahead with early warning system image
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Senior Oflog officials are pressing ahead with their plans to create an early warning system for councils in trouble despite continuing Local Government Association (LGA) resistance, The MJ understands.

Whitehall sources claimed staff at the new local government watchdog had been ‘reaching out proactively and thoroughly’ to the LGA but suggested Smith Square officers had been initially dismissive of Oflog’s work on the early warning system.

A source close to Oflog said the body wanted to better use data to gain insight into the state of the sector, with a return of something similar to the Audit Commission’s value for money reviews being one idea under discussion.

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