Cornwall Council gives taxpayers 'value for money'

Cornwall Council is providing value for money for its taxpayers, according to an independent report.

The Audit Commission's assessment follows an inspection into how the council is managing its money.

Its report said the council had addressed areas of weakness inherited from the former county and district councils.

The commission also praised the way the authority was prioritising its resources within tighter budgets.

The detailed annual governance report identified significant improvements in the council's budget monitoring arrangements, which it said had been "strengthened and embedded" throughout the authority.

Jim Currie, from Cornwall Council's corporate resources, said the Audit Commission's findings were good news and reflected the hard work put in by staff.

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