Both Hackney and PricewaterhouseCoopers view this future partnership as a significant building block in the efforts to improve Hackney's services and its corporate reputation.
PricewaterhouseCoopers will provide an internal audit service that contributes to Hackney achieving the financial control and stability that are the pre-requisites of its publicly stated goal of recreating itself as a first-class service provider.
Hackney's new managing director, Max Caller commented:
Michael Dallas, head of the public services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, said:
'We are delighted to be working with Hackney at the beginning of its ambitious and exciting process to recreate itself. This assignment is tremendously important to us because it demonstrates our strong commitment to the rejuvenation of local government in London.'
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