Book News: March 9th, 2006

This draft framework document from the Local Government Association and the Improvement and Development Agency responds to the proposed changes to the way in which localities are governed. It is designed to engage people as citizens, customers and taxpayers and reward innovation and improve value for money in services. It is based on research which shows that the current performance management framework hinders the drive for improvement, because it focuses on assessment rather than improvement, encourages compliance rather than innovation, and it has become too burdensome. The framework is available at: