Authorities also have a general duty to consider ‘best value’ under the Local Government Act 1999, and in compliance with Best Value Statutory Guidance, September 2011. This is defined as ‘having regard to a combination of economy, efficiency and effectiveness’ as well as the overall value, including economic, environmental and social value, when reviewing service provision. In this they have a duty to consult before deciding how to fulfil their Best Value Duty, honour Local Compacts and when considering de-commissioning, actively engage community organisations and service users and consider options for how to reshape services.
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