CIPFA Response: PAC report on local authority investment in commercial property


In response to the Public Accounts Committee's recent report on local authority investment in commercial property, Don Peebles, Head of CIPFA Policy and Technical UK said:

“CIPFA welcomes the Public Accounts Committee's recommendations, one of which is a review of the prudential framework. The Prudential Code is central to the operation of the framework and CIPFA is committed to reviewing and modernising the Code to address the concerns raised in the recent report. As the report indicates, CIPFA considers it to be essential that adherence to the Code becomes a statutory requirement and we will continue to explore that option with government.”


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