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Scottish Canals urgently needs to improve financial reporting

Scottish Canals

Scottish Canals’ struggle to value its assets meant auditors did not have enough reliable evidence to provide assurance…

South Lanarkshire College improves governance

The 2021/22 audit of South Lanarkshire College

South Lanarkshire College has addressed weaknesses in how it is governed but has spent around £800,000 responding to…

Early learning and childcare expansion delivered but sector fragile

Early learning and childcare cover

The Scottish Government, councils and partners did well to increase early learning and childcare (ELC) provision to 1,140 hours a…

Significant progress on courts backlog

Criminal courts backlog

The criminal trial backlog that built up during the Covid-19 pandemic has been significantly reduced but waiting times for the…

Interim Chair appointed to the Accounts Commission for Scotland

Ronnie Hinds

Ronnie Hinds has been appointed as interim chair of the Accounts Commission for Scotland. Mr Hinds will take up his post in June…

Radical change is needed across Scotland’s councils

Local government in Scotland: Overview 2023

Scotland’s councils must radically change how they operate – particularly how they collaborate with partners –…

Government must improve climate set up

Report cover

The Scottish Government needs to improve its set up to deliver the country’s climate change goals. The government’s…