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5 October 2011, 06:57
A new independent report into how Norfolk County Council manages what we pay in tax says they are delivering value for money.
The independent Audit Commission has produced an annual report into their finances and also has praised strong leadership at the council.
The report looks back at their 2010 / 2011 accounts and makes a decision on their financial management, and has concluded they have proper arrangements in place to secure value for money.
It review also says they they are taking a long term view on their money, instead of taking short term financial fixes to try and cut their spending.
Deputy Leader of Norfolk County Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, Cllr Ian Mackie said: "This clearly demonstrates the County Council has a firm grip on its finances, something which is essential in these very difficult and challenging times.
"It also demonstrates the enormous skill, commitment and strong leadership of both senior staff and councillors to manage taxpayers’ money and our budget both wisely and efficiently.'