Government inspectors have praised Redcar and Cleveland Council for reaching higher standards in value for money.
The Government's Comprehensive Performance Assessment inspection regime has given the annual rating after its introduction of a 'harder test' assessment that covers the last 12 months. high-performing services at the lowest cost, to the people of Redcar and Cleveland."
On giving value for money, the judgement says the Council is "consistently above the minimum requirement and performing well" and that our costs compare well with other similar councils.
The Council Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Councillor Glyn Nightingale said: "We have shown significant improvement in giving value for money.
"A major initiative has been implemented throughout the Council to ensure our services demonstrate value for money, and this work is now being extended.
"We expect additional achievements and improvements over the course of the next year with the aim of providing excellent,