Hillier in financial sustainability transparency warning

By Dan Peters | 10 June 2021

The chair of an influential government spending watchdog has warned of a lack of transparency around the financial sustainability of councils.

In her annual report, chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Meg Hillier, expressed concerns about the state of local government audit and said the secrecy surrounding government discussions with councils in trouble meant problems may not be spotted until it is too late.

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