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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Ronnie Campbell, MP for Blyth Valley, took a copy of Blyth Valley Council's Audit Commission report to Parliament and laid down an early day motion to draw attention to its praise of the council's work.
A review by the Audit Commission found it was "performing well".
THE Audit Commission has welcomed the creation of the Wales Audit Office, which will come into effect tomorrow.
The Echo also contacted the Audit Commission office in Cardiff who said they did not want to comment at the moment.
The benefits service provided by Durham County Council has "promising" prospects for improvement, says the Audit Commission report.
On Monday the head of the Audit Commission - watchdog of councils' spending - was forced to defend his own organisation's expenditure.
Michael O'Higgins, chairman of the Audit Commission denied spending pounds 8,000 on a "day at the races".
On a scale from one to four, the police force watchdog's performance was rated "two" by the Audit Commission and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), who carried out a joint inspection.
Now, The Audit Commission has stepped in to make the lives of hospital consultants, GPs and patients more difficult.
A TEESSIDE council has slumped in the star ratings given by Government watchdogs, the Audit Commission.
The Audit Commission has rated Coventry a three-star council, out of a maximum of four stars.
The Audit Commission warned some councils would be left much bigger bills than others for the deluge, which will cost the public a quarter of a billion pounds.

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