Audit Commission and the new Comprehensive Area Assessment

Date: 
Mon, 21/01/2008

NAVCA recently initiated discussions between national third sectori organisations and the Third Sector Minister, Phil Hope, about the new Comprehensive Area Assessment. NAVCA asked the Minister to take up with the Auditi Commission the need for the new CAA to examine the quality and extent of local third sector engagement with the local authority. Since the briefing the Minister has met Steve Bundred, Chief Executive of the Audit Commission, and pressed for reassurances about the role of the CAA in assessing local third sector engagement with the Local Strategic Partnership and other local government arrangements. The Office of the Third Sector has promised to feed back fully in January. The Audit Commission consultation closes on 12 February 2008. For further information please visit: www.audit-commission.gov.uk/caa/consultation.asp