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Falkirk Council has responded encouragingly to previous concerns but needs effective leadership to deliver its five-year improvement programme, according to the Accounts Commission. A new report published today is the third in three years by the local authority watchdog on how Falkirk is meeting the

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Clackmannanshire Council must take “urgent and decisive action” to sort out its financial problems as it faces making savings of £29 million over the next three years, the Accounts Commission has warned today. In a new report, the local authority watchdog highlights “serious concerns” about

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Councils are showing increasing signs of financial stress and could see their cash reserves run out in two to three years, the local authority watchdog has warned. In its annual financial overview published today the Accounts Commission said funding has reduced while costs and demands have increased

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New ways of offering people more choice and control over their social care can make a real difference but further work is needed to ensure everyone can benefit, according to a report out today. Since 2014 councils have been responsible for implementing Self-directed Support (SDS), which offers peopl

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Newly elected councillors in May need to focus on improving long-term planning to tackles the major financial challenges facing Scotland’s local authorities, according to a new report from the Accounts Commission. In its 2017 overview published today, the local government spending watchdog has out

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The Accounts Commission has criticised Falkirk Council for being “slow in grasping the nettle” of tackling major financial challenges ahead. In a report out today the local authority watchdog says it is “disappointed” at the amount of progress at Falkirk since last August.

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Angus Council needs to increase the pace of change if it is to meet its £26.5 million savings target, an Accounts Commission report says today. The local government spending watchdog said the council has made progress since 2010, setting out a clear vision, modernising its business processes and im

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Major improvements have been made at South Ayrshire Council over the last two years since a critical audit voiced concerns about significant weaknesses in its management, the Accounts Commission has said. A new report by the watchdog charts how the local authority has responded to a Commission asses

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