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Audit Commission Chair Sees Oneplace as 'Pillar of Accountability'

Magazine article Public Finance

Audit Commission Chair Sees Oneplace as 'Pillar of Accountability'

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The chair of the Audit Commission is to launch a defence of the regulator's new local services inspection regime, arguing it is an essential tool in increasing accountability.

In a speech to be delivered next week, Michael O'Higgins is expected to argue that Oneplace, the website aimed at making Comprehensive Area Assessment results accessible to the public, is one of three emerging 'pillars of accountability' for locally provided services.

O'Higgins will laud proposals from Communities Secretary John Denham to give councils more powers of scrutiny over local services and utilities.

He will also position Oneplace alongside Total Place, the pilot scheme promising to save money by analysing all spending in a region.

In a speech planned for a London conference on January 19, O'Higgins will argue that Oneplace, Total Place and scrutiny are 'mutually reinforcing'. …

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