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
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
South Lanarkshire Council demonstrates strong leadership, has a good approach to the way it manages its finances and has delivered improvements to many services, the local authority watchdog has said. The Accounts Commission has now called on the council to ensure that service redesign is driven by
“Fundamental change” is required to ensure Scotland’s councils deliver services in the face of ever decreasing funding, according to the local authority watchdog. The Local Government Overview 2019 report by the Accounts Commission warned that while councils are managing to improve
Scotland's 32 councils face a difficult financial future despite having managed budgets well over the last year, the public spending watchdog has warned. In its annual financial overview published today, the Accounts Commission said funding from the Scottish Government reduced by 2.3% in real terms
Integration authorities, councils and NHS boards need to show a stronger commitment to collaborative working to achieve the real long term benefits of an integrated health and social care system, according to the Accounts Commission. A report for the watchdog and the Auditor General published today
Scotland’s public spending watchdog has highlighted the strong performance and significant progress made by West Dunbartonshire Council. A representative from Audit Scotland spoke at a council meeting last week where the results of the Accounts Commission’s Best Value audit of the local authorit
Glasgow City Council could be facing a period of unprecedented financial pressure on services because of the potential cost of resolving equal pay claims, the Accounts Commission has warned. A new report issued by the spending watchdog today has praised the local authority for making “steady progr
Ronnie Hinds West Dunbartonshire Council has made significant progress in recent years led particularly by the effective and improved leadership of councillors and officers, according to the Accounts Commission.
The local authority watchdog has reported that East Ayrshire Council is continuing to improve against a backdrop of financial, social and economic challenges. In a report out today, the Accounts Commission highlighted that East Ayrshire Council is performing well, services are improving, and there i
Scotland’s local authority spending watchdog has praised Fife Council for delivering improvements and tackling aspects of underperformance head on. In a report out today, the Accounts Commission said the council has made good progress since a previous audit in 2009.
Dr Graham Sharp, chair of the Accounts Commission The use of ALEOs (arms-length external organisations) by Scottish local authorities has reduced costs and improved standards of care issues of governance and accountability can still exist, the Accounts Commission has said.
Finding savings is now “increasingly critical” for councils dealing with ongoing reductions in funding while maintaining services for an increasingly ageing population, the Accounts Commission has warned. A report from the local authority watchdog said councils are balancing a real terms funding