Make monitoring great again

Ensuring monitoring officers have a seat at the top table could help create a culture of better decision-making and assurance, argues Peter Ware.

A whirlwind of financial pressures is tipping many councils over the edge, leading to several filing section 114 notices in recent months and a broader mindset shift regarding the role of local government in society.

While making efficiencies have been the priority for all local authorities making cutbacks, there is no hiding from the fact many public services must be stripped back, or away.

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