Ellie Ames 20 May 2024

LGA to review new assurance resource

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An improvement and assurance framework will be reviewed by Local Government Association (LGA) members ahead of publication as a new resource for the sector.

The LGA said it created the framework to aid understanding of how the elements used to provide assurance and accountability in local government fit together.

The resource will help authorities develop the effectiveness of their own assurance and reduce the risk of failure, the LGA added.

The chairman of the LGA’s improvement and innovation board, Abi Brown, said: ‘We recognise there are some points of weakness in the current system, such as in external audit and recruitment challenges to key roles in local government finance.

‘Therefore it’s more important than ever that councils are using all of the elements of this framework effectively, to identify and manage risks to performance and corporate governance.’

The improvement and innovation board will consider the framework later this week and it will be published soon after.

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