England & Wales Democracy, devolution and governance , HR, workforce and communications , Personal and organisational development

National Audit Office Report – central government’s communication and engagement with local government

Summary

‘- The National Audit Office has published a report on the effectiveness of central government’s communications and engagement with local government.

– Accepting that communications between the two parts of government is “inherently challenging” the report calls for improvement on the part of central government, claiming that policy consultations can be rushed, emails are poorly targeted and departmental communications standards and oversight is not systematic.

– This briefing will be of interest to council leaders and chief executives and other executive members and chief officers who regularly engage with central government.

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