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October 2015 edition of the research bulletin (PDF, 16 pages, 365K)

Featured this month:

 LGA survey on the future of external audit report - September 2015
This LGA report provides the results of a survey to ascertain the level of support across the sector, for extending external audit contracts, and also the level of support for setting-up of a sector-led body to procure external audit on behalf of councils and other bodies by the LGA in the future.   

E-commerce in the UK and the European Union
This Office for National Statistics (ONS) research compares the use of e-commerce in the UK by both businesses and consumers to other European countries.

Students, computers and learning: making the connection
This Organisation for Economic  Co-operation and Development (OECD) report examines how student access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into student learning experiences.