Local services

Overview: Local government

This Overview looks at the local government landscape during the last financial year and summarises both matters of likely interest to Parliament as well as our work with local authorities. The NAO prepares statutory guidance on how local auditors should meet their responsibilities.

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This Overview looks at the local government landscape during the last financial year and summarises both matters of likely interest to Parliament as well as our work with local authorities. The NAO prepares statutory guidance on how local auditors should meet their responsibilities.

It covers:

  • how local government is constituted and funded,
  • together with its spending;
  • findings from our work on local government; and
  • a look ahead to the coming year for local government.

November 2016