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A History of the Audit Commission



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Follow the Money by Duncan Campbell-Smith
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Most books on politics and government take a view from the top down. They focus on the individuals and institutions that set policies in place and make the laws. But how are these policies and laws translated into action on the ground, where their success or failure helps determine the day to day running of schools and hospitals, police forces and councils? This is the much less familiar territory explored by "Follow The Money".It tells the story of the men and women responsible for keeping track of the money spent locally on public services since the early 1980s. What emerges is a rare behind-the-scenes account of the political world in which central government edicts come up against the reality of how things are made to happen at the grass roots. "Follow The Money" shows how the Commission has taken over 25 years to transform the management of public services, including the NHS, while mediating in an often tense relationship between central and local government from the Thatcher era to the years of New Labour. The result, encompassing a string of scandals and battles between town hall and Whitehall, is a compelling narrative for which an accounting qualification is most certainly not required.

Author Biography

Duncan Campbell-Smith is a former journalist on the Financial Times and The Economist. His previous publications include Struggle for Take-Off, A History of British Airways (1986). He has worked as a management consultant with McKinsey in the 1980s, briefly as a consultant to the Audit Commission in 1989, and since then in corporate communications roles with Pearson plc, The Maitland Consultancy and Rolls-Royce plc.
Release date NZ
March 27th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
16 pp b/w
Allen Lane
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