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Local Authority Targets inc Adoption

As part of the Audit Commission and DCLG's management of local authorities each local authority is required to have targets for various things (recycling etc).

It is possible to find out centrally what the outcomes are for the indicators, but noone collates the information as to what the targets are.

Anyone looking for the adoption target for a local authority should search for BV 163, BVPI 163 or PAF C23 on the local authority website. It should be published as part of the Best Value Performance Plan (BVPP). However, finding the information centrally involves quite a bit of work.


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