Implementing equal pay remains a challenge for local government in Scotland more than a decade after the process was agreed, with around £750 million spent on settling claims so far and...
Renfrewshire Council continues to improve and is making encouraging progress in the performance of its services, says the Accounts Commission. A report published today, the second of a new...
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Renfrewshire Council Best Value
Our report on Renfrewshire Council is the second of our new Best Value audits.
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.
Commission meeting 8 June
Members of the Accounts Commission questioned Audit Scotland staff on briefings they’d prepared on Non Domestic Rates and Scotland’s new financial powers.
The Commission then agreed a performance audit report on housing benefits, and endorsed the National Scrutiny Plan, which sets out scrutiny and inspection of local government by a range of scrutiny agencies in the next twelve months.
The Commission also discussed and agreed the draft report of its performance audit on self-directed support, done in conjunction with the Auditor General, which is to be published this Autumn.
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: