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.
Published 24 August 2017
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.
Published 7 March 2017
East Dunbartonshire Council needs to make “significant” improvements if it is to achieve £27.6 million in savings over the next three years, the Accounts Commission has warned.
Published 15 December 2016
The Accounts Commission has criticised Falkirk Council for being “slow in grasping the nettle” of tackling major financial challenges ahead.
Published 1 December 2016
Scotland’s councils face “significant challenges” managing their finances as rising demand for services and falling income could results in a combined funding gap of £553m by 2018/19, according to a new report from the Accounts Commission.
Published 29 November 2016
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.
Published 4 October 2016
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.
Published 6 July 2016
Budget reductions mean starker choices ahead for Scotland’s councils which will not be met simply by continuing to cut staff and services, according to a new report.
Published 17 March 2016
A lack of national leadership and clear planning is preventing the wider change urgently needed if Scotland’s health and social care services are to adapt to increasing pressures, according to a report.
Published 10 March 2016
The City of Edinburgh Council is on a "far sounder financial footing" than a year ago after making considerable progress towards balancing its books, according to a report from the Accounts Commission.
Published 25 February 2016
The Accounts Commission has urged Scotland’s local authorities to further improve the way they manage major projects like schools, roads, housing and flood prevention.
Published 14 January 2016
Argyll and Bute Council has made solid improvement but needs to build on this for the future, according to a new report from the Accounts Commission.
Published 17 December 2015
Significant risks must be addressed if a major reform of health and social care is to fundamentally change how services are delivered, and improve outcomes for the people who use them, Audit Scotland has warned.
Published 3 December 2015
The Moray Council needs to “significantly increase” the pace of change and improvement if it is to build on the progress made over the last two years, according to the Accounts Commission.
Published 29 October 2015
The Accounts Commission has urged Falkirk Council to do more to achieve £46 million of cuts over the next three years.
Published 2 September 2015