Taking Benchmarking Forward for Asset Management
Even with recent developments in ICT, without assets there would be no local government. Public buildings and town halls provide centres for service provision, interaction with the public and a venue for the democratic process but it does not stop there. Roads, vehicles, council houses, street lights, leisure centres, shops, community halls and the land that councils own form a substantial series of assets that have a value in terms of the service provided as well as a potential value on the open market. Therefore it is vital that such assets are managed effectively and holistically across and between councils so that they retain their value.