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Best value and performance improvement: circular ODPM 03/2003

This circular applies to all principal local authorities in England. It provides guidance on how they might meet the requirements of Part I …

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This circular applies to all principal local authorities in England. It provides guidance on how they might meet the requirements of Part I of the Local Government Act 1999.

It replaces DETR Circulars 10/99 and 02/01. Paragraphs 28 to 76 and annexes C, D and E consist of statutory guidance provided under Section 3 (the general duty), Section 5 (Best Value Reviews), Section 6 (Best Value Performance Plans) and Section 19 (Contracts: exclusion of non-commercial considerations) of the 1999 Act.