The Scottish Government worked collaboratively with local authorities and other key partners to direct significant public spending in unprecedented circumstances, according to a new Audit Scotland report.
Vicki Bibby has been appointed as the new chief operating officer of Audit Scotland. Ms Bibby is an experienced leader in Scotland’s public sector and joins Audit Scotland from her current role as director of strategic planning and performance at Public Health Scotland, a post she has held thr
A report published by Audit Scotland and the Accounts Commission has highlighted the scale and pace of the emergency business support from the Scottish Government in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The report highlights how the Scottish Government was able to maintain clear priorities of targe
Senior public sector finance leader Elaine Boyd and fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the new chair of ACCA Scotland’s committee. Glasgow-based Elaine Boyd is the associate director at Audit Scotland where she heads the organisation’s quality assuranc
Flaws found in the way Scottish Canals recorded and valued its assets meant auditors could not give an opinion on its accounts, according to a new report published by Audit Scotland. Scottish Canals' status changed from a public corporation to a non-departmental public body in 2020/21. That cha
The Scottish Government needs to be more transparent about its spending in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, following a year in which its budget grew by a quarter, according to Audit Scotland. A report from the Auditor General for Scotland says that during 2020/21 the government's primary focus wa
Glasgow accountant Elaine Boyd has been listed in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 after judges heard about her inspiring story fighting for the rights of disabled people and refusing to allow cerebral palsy to limit her life or her achievements. Ms Boyd, who is an associate director of Audit Sco
Four Audit Scotland accountants have been named in this year's ICAS (the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) Top 100 Young Chartered Accountants (CAs) list. Adam Haahr, Marta Kuźma, Sobhan Afzal and Wojciech Kuzma have all been named on the 2020 list as part of a global competition. The
Audit Scotland's latest briefing paper has found that the coronavirus pandemic will have significant consequences for public spending in Scotland now and well into the future. Analysis of the financial implications of the pandemic and the uncertainty it has brought notes that more of the Scotti
Auditors have warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought additional risks of public sector fraud risks in Scotland. Public sector staff working remotely and under extreme pressure are among the new risks set out in a new report from the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) co-ordinated by Audit Scotla
Jackie Mann and Colin Crosby have been appointed as the new non-executive board members of Audit Scotland. The two are to be appointed by the Scottish Commission for Public Audit following an open recruitment exercise.
The Scottish Government needs to be clearer about the role of private finance in public infrastructure projects, according to public sector watchdogs after a new report found schools, hospitals, roads and other assets will cost the public sector more than four times their capital value. Models for i
City deals have been positive for Scotland's economy but the Scottish Government does not have a plan to measure their overall long-term success, according to a report by the Accounts Commission and Audit Scotland. The public spending watchdogs said city region and growth deals have enabled economic