Magazine article Public Finance

Fire Bodies Must Improve Best Value

Magazine article Public Finance

Fire Bodies Must Improve Best Value

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Audit Scotland has told fire and rescue authorities that they need to do more if they are to meet the requirements of Best Value, the system that requires public bodies to continually improve their services.

In a progress report published on July 17, the watchdog said some improvements in the services had been made since a national report on performance issued in March 2007.

These included putting more resources into community safety and fire prevention, and making councillors more aware of their governance and scrutiny responsibilities. There was better working with partners, and staff management had also improved with the development of personal appraisal systems. Positive steps had been taken to build a more diverse workforce.

But Audit Scotland said progress had been slower in other important areas. …

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