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Commission mulls over 1.25% audit fee increase

The Audit Commission has proposed increasing its audit fees by an above-inflation 1.25% this year, just days after its chief executive urged public bodies to exercise ‘severe’ financial restraint.

County steps in to advise over NHS complaints

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Councils have been able to press ahead with budget cuts, despite successful legal challenges two high-profile cases have highlighted.