Thurrock MP questions financial management at council

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle Price spoke on the floor of the House of Commons to ask the government to step in to raise standards of financial management at Thurrock Council.

Bob Neill (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government replied:

“Responsibility for raising financial standards at Thurrock rests with the local authority and its electorate, who will be assisted by the steps that the Government are taking to increase the transparency of local authorities’ financial transactions.

“The changes we are making to the Audit Commission will safeguard the independence of local audit and further enhance democratic accountability by giving residents a role in the appointment of the auditor.”

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