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Improving Value for Money in Local Government

Audit Commission for Local Authorities a

Improving Value for Money in Local Government

A Compendium of Good Practice Fr

by Audit Commission for Local Authorities a

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Published by Bernan Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Local government,
  • Public finance,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Public Affairs & Administration,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages60
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10055165M
    ISBN 100118864114
    ISBN 109780118864114
    OCLC/WorldCa32784480


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