The Accounts Commission has published its annual report for 2017/18, reporting on the Commission's performance over the last year in auditing Scotland's 32 councils and carrying out various...
The Municipal Journal has paid tribute to Douglas Sinclair, former chair of the Accounts Commission, who sadly died recently. As well as highlighting his career, the Municipal Journal has...
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Reporting our performance 2016/17
The Commission's annual report for 2016/17 highlights the work which has been done over the past year. Find out more on the annual report page.
Our strategy and action plan 2017/22
Our strategy and action plan outlines our priorities for the next five years. Ronnie Hinds, Acting Chair of the Commission, blogs about the Strategy's wider focus, and how the Commission is adapting to changes in local government.
Commission meeting 11 May
At the start of the meeting, acting chair Ronnie Hinds paid tribute to Douglas Sinclair, who died the previous week, for his long and distinguished service to local government. Douglas had retired as chair earlier this year due to ill-health. Commission members chose Christine May as their new deputy chair until October 30. This is subject to approval by Scottish Ministers.
The main business was to consider the first of the new Best Value Assurance Reports (on Inverclyde Council). Members endorsed the recommendations made in the report and agreed to produce findings. The Commission also approved its Strategy, Engagement Strategy and Draft Annual Report. The Accounts Commission next meets on June 8.
Future work programme
The Commission has refreshed its future work programme to capture key changes in local government spending and policy, and consultation with key stakeholders. It includes new Best Value audits and an update on health and social care integration.
The Commission's work covers a wide range of issues, including: