The audit of best value and community planning: Aberdeen city council progress report
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 Commission welcomes in particular the steps taken to establish new management structures and a new senior management team, the early signs of changes in organisational culture and the progress in implementing a corporate performance management process. In aggregate, the council has made a good start in addressing the Commission's findings on the initial.