Local government and NHS watchdog the Audit Commission has dropped
its retained public affairs agency, Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn (LLM), after
three months. The Commission’s board met this month and decided to take
its public affairs in-house, a move which is expected to lead to extra
staff being recruited. The Commission’s decision follows allegations of
misconduct by members of LLM made in the Observer newspaper last July.
The Commission continues to employ Citigate Westminster for its media