An independent public body, named in full the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales, which is responsible for ensuring that public money is spent economically and effectively in the areas of local government, housing, health, criminal law, justice, and the fire and rescue services. It was established by the Local Government Finance Act 1982. A similar body for Scotland, Audit Scotland, was created in 2000.
http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/Pages/default.aspx Website of the Audit Commission: now includes reports on all audited organizations
http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/ Website of Audit Scotland
Subjects: Law — Accounting.