Accounts Commission

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As Scotland's councils are increasingly faced with tough budget decisions, the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is critical in ensuring financial sustainability and stability in local government, writes Jo Armstrong – chair of Audit Scotland's Accounts Commission. Our Spring budget br

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Falkirk Council has made significant improvements over the last two years to how it works but now it must focus on tackling a £62 million budget gap, the Accounts Commission has said. In a new report, the watchdog highlighted improvements in how the council works together, in setting a clear v

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Orkney Islands Council has been told it must shift its focus to ensuring its services remain financially sustainable, as it faces a significant funding gap of £27 million over the next four years. In a new report, the Accounts Commission highlighted that Orkney Islands Council faces parti

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Angela Leitch, member of the Accounts Commission, discusses the Accounts Commission's future reporting on social care. At their best, social care services enable people to not just live the life they choose, but to thrive. The services provided by councils, private and third sector organisations, in

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A report from the Accounts Commission, warning of “severe strain” on local authority finances, points to a deepening housing emergency according to Shelter Scotland. According to the Local Government in Scotland Overview 2023, Scotland’s councils must radically change how they

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Scotland’s councils must radically change how they operate – particularly how they collaborate with partners – if they are to improve and maintain services to their communities, the latest report by the Accounts Commission has found. According to the Local Government in Scotla

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