England & Wales

Yes Minister and CPA

This week Comprehensive Performance Assesment finished its 7 year run as one of the principle means by which councils are constrained by Whitehall.  It is being replaced by the Comprehensive Area Assesment which reduces the number of central targets and supports the move towards greater local partnership working across the public sector.  Some see the CAA as not much better than the CPA, such as the Conservative Party which recently pledged to abolish it.    If only Jim Hacker knew what he was starting in this scene where he and Sir Humphrey talk about local councils.