Angry LGA leaders write to Gove over Oflog league table story

By Dan Peters | 03 May 2024

The Office for Local Government’s (Oflog) ‘lack of action to correct misleading information’ in rankings compiled by The Times ‘calls into question its ability to inform,’ senior sector politicians have told communities secretary Michael Gove.

A letter to Gove from the chair and vice-chairs of the Local Government Association said they were ‘very concerned’ that neither Oflog nor the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities ‘stepped in swiftly to correct inaccuracies and misleading content’ after The Times used 21 of the watchdog’s 27 metrics to rank England’s 318 councils in the five areas it currently monitors – adult social care, corporate and finance, planning, roads and waste management.

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