best value

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best value

the duty of local authorities to provide services with regard to economy, efficiency and effectiveness. Local authorities are required to seek continuous improvement in these services. In awarding contracts for services, local authorities are required to consult with users. The performance of these services is to be regularly compared with service provision by other local authorities (BENCHMARKING). See COMPETITIVE TENDERING.
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As Sarah Ferguson highlights, it immediately calls into question the credibility of the Best Value Performance Plan.
A review of the service provided by Staffordshire County Council, based on its annual best value performance plan, showed better performances in all areas.
The survey was carried out by the Institute of Public Finance to provide data for use in each council's Best Value Performance plan.
For these 'excellent' authorities, plan submission requirements are to be reduced, with only the community strategy and the Best Value performance plan remaining (plus an additional requirement to complete the development plan process if it is outstanding).
Coun Taylor said the Lib Dems failed to deliver a proposed amendment to Labour's best value performance plan setting out new targets and monitoring procedures.
Analysis of the annual Best Value Performance Plan indicated a strong performance by the education department, with GCSE results in city schools improving for the tenth year running.
This document summarises the key actions from our Annual Policing Plan, Best Value Performance Plan and Efficiency Planhighlighting our key objectives and performance targets for the forthcoming year.
The authority's own summary Best Value Performance Plan shows the council has got worse in several key areas over the past year, including environment, employment, safety and efficiency.
The Best Value Performance Plan is the council's annual report, setting out its achievements in 2002-03 and the areas it expects to improve in 2003-04.

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