Gove says new body will 'shine light' on sector failures and successes

By Paul Marinko | 28 June 2022

Michael Gove has reaffirmed his plans to ‘shine a light’ on both the failures and successes of councils with a new Office for Local Government.

In his speech to the annual Local Government Association conference at Harrogate, the local government secretary said he wanted ‘better marshalling of the data’ so it was easier to ‘navigate’ and the public could truly judge the performance of their council.

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