Monitoring the performance of councils: MBIE assessments of territorial authority functions

About this document

  • Published on 26 July 2022
  • ISBN: 2815-8210 (Online)


A summary report and introduction to the new assessment framework.


This document:

  • summarises key findings from MBIE’s assessment of territorial authority (TA) performance of functions from 2012 to 2019 (inclusive) – these were previously called technical reviews
  • outlines MBIE’s new approach to TA assessments carried out from 2020 onwards
    provides a summary of TA assessments undertaken from 2020 through to early 2022 and the findings from these
  • outlines the next steps for TA assessments.

This report will be of interest to all councils in their capacity as TAs as well as to other stakeholders such as independent qualified persons (IQPs) and building owners.

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