Ferry, L. (2016) 'Written evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on the Financial Sustainability of Local Authorities.', Project Report. House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, London.
I welcome this opportunity to submit written evidence to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the Financial Sustainability of Local Authorities. This reply draws on my personal senior level experience and recent published academic work on financial sustainability, accountability and transparency in central and local government. Overall, the main focus of my response concerns the need to have a broader monitoring regime of local government sustainability that takes account of a ‘Whole System Approach’, beyond merely adherence to financial conformance and/or service performance by embracing risks concerning governance arrangements and cultural specificities of local authorities (Ahrens and Ferry, 2015; Ferry, Eckersley and Zakaria, 2015; Ferry, Coombs and Eckersley, 2017).
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|Date deposited:||16 November 2016|
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