Our strategy 2021-26

Strategy 2021-26: 2023 update

Strategy 2021-26: 2023 update

Our overriding aim is to hold councils to account.

In our audit work, we will evaluate how councils are demonstrating improvement. We expect councils to meet their statutory duty of Best Value by demonstrating a pace, depth and continuity of improvement in their performance. We recognise that it is for councils to make choices in where they focus their improvement work, but they need to be able to show how they have arrived at their choices.

We publish a strategy which sets out priorities for our work and how we will take them forward over the next five years. See our work programme for all the work we are planning.

Accounts Commission report

Read more about the annual report

The Commission's annual report page includes highlights from the report and a foreword by Deputy Chair of the Commission, Tim McKay.