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Inverclyde Council has made significant improvements and needs to continue to build on those strengths for the future, says the Accounts Commission. A report published today, the first of...
Meetings of the Accounts Commission are open to the public. As space in our meeting venue is limited, it is helpful if you can phone ahead on 0131 625 1500. Visit our page on attending meetings for more information.
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.
Housing benefit performance audit
Our annual update provides a summary of the performance audit work carried out on Scottish councils' housing benefit services during the past year.
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: