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Govt commissioners sent in to take over finances at Northamptonshire County Council

The taskforce will take over financial management at the council. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced he is sending in commissioners to take over the governance and strategic financial management of Northamptonshire County Council.

It comes after an independent report found that the Conservative-run authority had lost control of its budgets and failed in its duty to provide best value for money.

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