Accounts Commission

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Aberdeenshire Council continues to deliver many services to a good standard but needs to be clearer about what it wants to achieve and increase its focus on deprived neighbourhoods, according to the Accounts Commission. In a report published today, the watchdog said council officers and councillors

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Highland Council must make significant savings and change the way it delivers services to ensure it can live within its financial means, according to a report by the Accounts Commission. Published today, the report said that in recent years the council has had a poor record of delivering on savings.

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City deals have been positive for Scotland's economy but the Scottish Government does not have a plan to measure their overall long-term success, according to a report by the Accounts Commission and Audit Scotland. The public spending watchdogs said city region and growth deals have enabled economic

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Scottish Borders Council has made “steady progress” as it continues to transform the way it delivers services but a “clear plan” is required to enable the local authority to deliver its ambitious programme of transformation. The programme, called Fit for 2024, aims to improve

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North Lanarkshire Council is in a good position to meet future challenges due to its strong financial planning and management, according to a report by the local authority watchdog. The Accounts Commission said the council now needs to work with partners to better involve and engage with residents a

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Stirling Council must better identify where and how it needs to change to meet future challenges despite recent improvements, according to Scotland’s local government spending watchdog. Services at the council largely perform well, with most services above the national average, and the council

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