Report shows 'accountability vacuum' in council finances

By Heather Jameson | 28 April 2021

A damning report into citizen’s experiences of scrutinising their councils’ finances has claimed there is an ‘accountability vacuum’.

The report, by Research for Action, claimed councils and auditors ‘obstructed’ attempts to hold them to account, were ‘painfully slow’ to respond to objections and, in the cases considered, not a single public interest report or court referral was made.

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