Audit Commission


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Audit Commission

An independent public body responsible for ensuring that public money is spent efficiently and effectively in areas of local government, housing, health, criminal justice, and fire and rescue services.
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Chairman of the Commission and current Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe made these remarks soon after the swearing-in ceremony of the National Audit Commission.
This right is conferred on local government electors by Section 14 of the Audit Commission Act 1998.
The Audit Commission has seen nearly a four-fold rise in the number of referrals from five last year.
But the Audit Commission said it was concerned that authorities would find it harder to fight fraud in the future because they were losing staff in fraud detection departments.
Jon Roberts, West Midlands Regional Head of Public Sector Assurance at Grant Thornton, said: "The Audit Commission has recognised the high quality of Grant Thornton's work, the value for money we offer and our capacity and flexibility in delivering contracts of this size.
The Audit Commission formed in 1983 audits the books of various public bodies such as councils and the NHS.
Experts from the Audit Commission carried out a Strategic Housing Inspection in Birmingham over a year ago.
The report was produced by the Audit Commission after being called in by the council's chief executive last year after concerns were raised by whistleblowers.
ACCA, which has more than 13, 000 members working in the public sector, accepts that the Audit Commission, which currently checks the efficiency and effectiveness of 11,000 public sector bodies, was in need of review.
But while projects in Anfield, Kensington and Picton have been commended, the audit commission's report highlights a need to improve value for money across the pounds 340m scheme.
An Audit Commission report found that child health inequalities remain despite 10billion [pounds sterling] being spent on improving under-fives' health, while the Marmot Review stated that people in the poorest neighbourhoods die seven years earlier on average than those in the richest.

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