West Dunbartonshire Council Best Value

The Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 established the duty of Best Value and Community Planning for all Local Authorities in Scotland.  This requires Councils to:

  • Secure continuous improvement in performance, maintaining an appropriate balance between quality and cost;
  • Demonstrate regard for economy, efficiency, effectiveness, equal opportunities and the achievement of sustainable development;
  • Report to the public on the outcome of the performance on Council functions.

The Accounts Commission have put in place arrangements for review of progress against these statutory duties, discharged through Audit Scotland. Nationally, a new approach to the audit of Best Value has been implemented with the aim of integrating Best Value audit work within the annual audit work that is carried out in Councils. A judgement on how well West Dunbartonshire Council is delivering Best Value is published in the Audit Scotland Annual Audit Report. You can find the most recent report on West Dunbartonshire Council on the Audit Scotland Website.

Best Value Assurance Report

The West Dunbartonshire Best Value Assurance process was carried out January – April 2018.  This informed development of a Best Value Assurance Report for West Dunbartonshire, which was presented to Accounts Commission on 7 June 2018.  The report was considered by Council on 29 August 2018.