How councils work
Our ‘how councils work’ series of reports aims to stimulate change and provide practical support to help councils continue improving their performance. The topics are based on recurring themes and issues from our Best Value and performance audit work, the work of local auditors and our annual overview report.
Roles and working relationships in councils: are you still getting it right?
The latest in the series is a follow-up to our 2010 report Roles and working relationships: are you getting it right?, and aims to help councillors and officers review their practice and take any action to ensure that their council’s governance remains fit for purpose. As part of the research for the report, the Commission hosted round table discussions to explore how the current local government environment impacts on the governance in councils.