Team is coping with challenges

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The Audit Commission has praised South Kesteven District Council’s finance team for the way it dealt with a challenging financial year.

In its annual audit letter the commission highlighted the way the council made arrangements to secure the district’s economy by efficient and effective use of its resources.

Despite a reduction in funding of £2.4m over the last the council has undertaken a range of cost reduction and efficiency programmes, which have included sharing senior officer posts.

Portfolio holder for resources and assets Coun 
Mike Taylor (Con) said: “The Commission’s comments show our commitment to using every penny carefully and providing value for money services.”