Key Elements of Best Value Essay
In June 1997 the Government announced that it intended to replace the Compulsive Competitive Tendering regime with Best Value as soon as parliament would allow. In December 1997, 37 pilot projects were announced to take Best Value forward. March 1998 saw the publication of the green paper "Modernising Local Government: Improving local services through Best Value", this was followed by the White Paper, "Modern Local Government: In Touch" with the publication of the Welsh White Paper "Local Voices: Modernising Local Government in Wales".
Compulsory Competitive Tendering preceded the new Best Value regime. CCT was introduced by Margaret Thatcher and was introduced to …show more content…
Best Value then replaced CCT and in 1999 councils were instructed by the Audit
Commission to produce an annual performance plan, this is a statutory requirement and had to be complete by March 2000. The Audit Commission then have regular contact with all authorities and targets are monitored. If performance indicators aren't met then the Audit Commission can insist that the service goes out to tender. In London (Islington) this has happened in education. Ofsted reports showed that the education for certain age groups were under performing and not achieving national standards. The education department has now been privatised. The new regime offers better options for the local people and gives the