TITLE

Districts better at looking after their finances

AUTHOR(S)
Russell, Vivienne
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Public Finance;5/11/2007, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the statement by the Audit Commission in Great Britain that district councils have been improving their financial management systems. The commission found that more than half of districts performed above minimum requirements in 2006 and that the number of councils not meeting the requirements decreased by almost two thirds.
ACCESSION #
25334516

 

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