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Establishing the costs of CAA

Tuesday 9 March 2010

An OPM study commissioned by the Audit Commission on behalf of the Joint Inspectorates. The Audit Commission, on behalf of the six partner inspectorates involved in the Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA), commissioned OPM to: estimate the costs of CAA incurred by local authorities as a sector in complying with its inspection and audit requirements in its first year; and, compare CAA year one costs with costs incurred by local authorities under the previous Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) regime. This costing study is part of a wider evaluation of year one of CAA. This report summarises the key findings of the study.