In November 2023 the corporate peer challenge, organised by the Local Government Association, involved a week-long visit by an external team of councillors and senior officers from other local authorities.

They interviewed South Gloucestershire Council staff, partners and members as well as examining the council’s finances, strategies and governance arrangements. This is a process that all councils go through every few years.

Their final report is published here and praises our track record of effective financial management, the positive relationships between councillors and officers and the strong culture of collaboration. It also highlights areas where we can deliver further improvements.

An action plan to address these improvements has been created which was approved by Cabinet on 11 March 2024. 

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