Major misgivings over proposed CPA changes

McHugh, Joseph
May 2003
Public Finance;5/9/2003, p7
Trade Publication
Reports on the major concerns expressed by local government leaders in Great Britain over the planned overhaul of Comprehensive Performance Assessments (CPA) put out to consultation by the Audit Commission in April 2003. Alleged risks of the proposals relating to the annual reassessments between 2003 and 2006 on the CPA; Requirements under the proposals.


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