Gateshead tops the Audit Commission league tables

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Praise from local residents has made Gateshead Council one of the most popular local authorities in the whole country, according to newly published Audit Commission tables. When it comes to residents¹ satisfaction with the services they receive, the Audit Commission has placed Gateshead top of all metropolitan authorities, and in the top ten per cent of almost 400 local councils across England. Almost eight out of ten residents surveyed by international research experts MORI, were either “very satisfied” or “satisfied”, with the day-to-day services they received and the overall performance of Gateshead Council. The 76 per cent satisfaction rating was higher than the 33 other metropolitan authorities, including major cities such as Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Bradford and Leeds, and was equalled by only one other metropolitan authority, Solihull in the Midlands. Gateshead was also placed higher than 350-plus councils across the country, including authorities in Chester, Harrogate, Suffolk, T

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