best value

In the context of increased debate about early interventions in the UK, the Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to produce guidance on what constitutes a good business case for early interventions and how it should be assessed.

The guidance will be of use to local authorities (LAs) and their partners in their decision making and planning on early interventions.

What socioeconomic benefits can be attributed to nursing and midwifery with respect to: mental health nursing, long-term conditions, and role substitution? In order to address this question, the EPPI-Centre carried out a Systematic Rapid Evidence Assessment (SREA) involving a focused review of systematic reviews with a limited search. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2010 .

In December 2005, the Accounts Commission considered the Controller of Audit’s report on the Best Value audit of Glasgow City Council and required the Controller of Audit to make a further follow-up report on the council’s progress. Glasgow City is well placed to build on its current performance.

Report that reflects the picture available at the time the main audit work was conducted between August and October 2008. The Commission is concerned to note the position at South Ayrshire as set out in the Controller of Audit’s report.

The council has made limited progress towards delivering best value and faces severe financial pressures which pose significant risks and which will make it more challenging for the council to make the improvements needed.

When the Accounts Commission published its findings on the Best Value audit on Aberdeen City Council in May 2008 following a public hearing, it requested a further report from the Controller of Audit in 12 months’ time. In this progress report, the Commission is encouraged by the prompt and decisive action taken by the council, and taking into account the timescale, commends the council on its progress across a range of activity.

The Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 is intended to enable the delivery of public services which better meet the expectations of those who pay for and use them.

The Act contains provisions in relation to Best Value within local authorities; local authority trading powers; the Community Planning process; the promotion and improvement of well-being; and certain miscellaneous provisions concerned with local government.

Report of a research project which aimed to identify tenants priorities for social housing provided by Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and local authorities and find out their understanding and opinion of 'value' in terms of the service delivered by their landlords compared to other landlords.

This research was carried out in connection with the Scottish Government's aim to give tenants greater influence with social housing providers.