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Levelling Up Committee publishes Office for Local Government inquiry written evidence

23 February 2024

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee publishes written evidence submissions for its Office for Local Government (Oflog) inquiry.

The written evidence includes evidence from a range of organisations including the Local Government Association (LGA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), the District Councils Network (DCN), SIGOMA, London Councils, the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS), South East Councils, and the London Borough of Hounslow.

The written evidence submissions cover a range of issues relating to the Committee’s inquiry, including concerns about Oflog’s role in supporting the self improvement of local government and central Government’s aims of delivering levelling up.

Submissions also cover: the independence of Oflog; Oflog’s consultation and engagement with local authorities Oflog’s ‘Early Warning Conversations’ with local authorities and the development of Oflog’s ‘Local Authority Data Explorer’.

The Committee’s inquiry is looking at the remit of this new body and how it will engage with local authorities to help raise performance and improve outcomes for people and places.

On Monday 19 February, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee began its inquiry with oral questions to Lord Amyas Morse (Interim Chair) and Josh Goodman (Chief Executive) (see transcript of 19 February session).

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