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Accounts Commission calls for urgent action to tackle serious weaknesses at Dumfries & Galloway Council

The Commission acknowledges positive aspects of performance but also highlights areas of concern and says it is essential that…

Scotland’s growing drug and alcohol problem needs a coordinated effort across the whole public sector

Given Scotland’s problem with drugs and alcohol, a coordinated effort is needed to ensure services meet local needs and are…

Fife Council has many of the building blocks for providing best value, but better performance information needed

The Accounts Commission says Fife Council has many of the building blocks in place for achieving best value. The leadership of…

Councils urged to take action to meet significant challenges

The Accounts Commission for Scotland says while there is evidence of improving services, councils face significant challenges…

Strong performance and leadership at South Lanarkshire Council, but scope for greater openness

The Accounts Commission says South Lanarkshire Council performs very well. However it needs to review and amend its arrangements…

Commission welcomes progress made by The Moray Council

The Accounts Commission says that it is encouraged by the progress the council has made towards providing Best Value for local…

Effective management of NHS assets is central to good patient care

An Audit Scotland report, Asset management in the NHS in Scotland, examines the way the health service strategically manages its…