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Local bodies' response to work of auditors ‘deeply concerning'

10 January 2019

Public Accounts Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP has commented on today's National Audit Office report, examining local auditor reporting in England.

Chair's Comment

The Committee Chair, Meg Hillier MP, comments:

“It is deeply concerning that local auditors are raising increasing numbers of concerns about local bodies' arrangements to secure value for money, but these are often not being listened to and there is no consequence for the local bodies themselves.

“With ever stretched public services, citizens deserve to know that there are effective arrangements in place to make sure they are getting value for money.

“Local auditors should be using the full range of their powers and local bodies should be acting on their findings transparently, with Departments holding them to account.”

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