audit commission: CAA and use of resources

From April 2009, CPA in England has been replaced by Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA) which now moves away from an assessment of services provided by individual local authorities to an assessment of public services in an area delivered by councils and their partners, such as the NHS, fire and police services, and parts of the private and voluntary sectors. The CAA still includes a Use of Resources assessment, placing added emphasis on how well assets are used in a wider context across partner organisations. The CAA framework gives clear indications of how effectiveness and efficiency in the use of assets can be improved.

Use of Resources Framework - Overall Approach and Key Lines of Enquiry 2008 - Audit Commission 2008 (updated February 2009) - Use of Resources Overall Approach and Key Lines of Enquiry 2008

Comprehensive Area Assessment Framework Summary - Audit Commission 2009 - CAA Framework Summary Feb 09

Comprehensive Area Assessment Framework - Audit Commission 2009 - CAA Framework (full) Feb 09

Auditor Guidance for Use of Resources - Audit Commission, created 2008 (updated regularly) - Auditor Guidance (Online) for Use of Resources 2008/9.