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...
Following their annual review of future work plans, Audit Scotland, the Accounts Commission and the Auditor General have set out what areas of public spending and policy they plan to report...
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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: