[wdmmg-discuss] Using the Audit Commission Act 1998: Investigating local government accounts
kathryn.corrick at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 2 17:44:22 BST 2010
Useful post by the Help Me Investigate folks on using the Audit Commission
Act 1998 to investigate local government accounts:
"The Freedom of Information Act is something many of us are now quite
familiar with and a method that often throws up pros and cons in gathering
less 'public' pieces of information. So, if you've tried an FOI request and
been knocked back for any number of reasons, is there anything else you can
use to gather that vital snippet of data that could make front page news?
Well, if you're interested in accounts or any kind of financial expenditure
and you want to investigate local government, then using the Audit
Commission Act is another possibility. Richard Orange of Orchard News Bureau
Ltd provided a useful insight into the Act and how it can be used at this
year's CIJ Summer School."
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