Public goods, public value and public audit: the Redmond Review and English local government

Murphy, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-8459-4448, Lakoma, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-2583-3813, Eckersley, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-9048-8529, Dom, B.K. ORCID: 0000-0002-0889-2571 and Jones, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0802-6470, 2023. Public goods, public value and public audit: the Redmond Review and English local government. Public Money and Management, 43 (3), pp. 242-250. ISSN 0954-0962

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Following multiple critical reviews of local audit arrangements, the UK government is poised to improve public oversight of English council finances to try to identify and address risks as they emerge. This article traces the growing realization that previous audit arrangements were ineffective and suggest that the New Public Management-inspired approach of outsourcing, fragmentation and austerity increased these concerns. The authors highlight the enduring importance of public oversight of public spending in order to protect the delivery of public goods.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Public Money and Management
Creators: Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Eckersley, P., Dom, B.K. and Jones, M.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2023
Volume: 43
Number: 3
ISSN: 0954-0962
Rights: © 2022 the author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 07 Nov 2022 12:44
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 16:15

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