Book News: February 13th, 2001

By Stephen Cirell and John BennettReproduced by permission of Public Finance – The business weekly of thepublic sector Best value performance reviews are a crucial part of the process for assessing how local councils are delivering services. In theory, a set of reviews by a council should present a strategic picture. In practice councils are taking a tactical approach, selecting small scale discrete operations for review. The authors outline plans by the Audit Commission to use financial incentives to encourage councils to take a more strategic approach.