LGA chair calls for CPA’s abolition

The Comprehensive Performance Assessment system should be
abolished, the chair of the Local Government Association said today
at the opening of the LGA’s annual conference,
writes Amy Taylor from the conference in

Sandy Bruce-Lockhart told delegates at Harrogate that the CPA
system should be ended by 2008 and be replaced by local government
‘peer improvement programmes’.

Bruce-Lockhart added that while he supported the CPA new
methodology, he “had a problem” with a system that said
that there were too many excellent and good councils and
“seek to relegate them”.

Bruce-Lockhart concluded that it was “absolutely
essential” that the government stood by its commitment to
rebalance local government finance.

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