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More progress needed to ensure effective management of new tax powers for Scotland

Posted: 11 December 2014

Delays in hiring staff and procuring an IT system have increased the risk that new taxes for Scotland will not be effectively managed when they come into force next year.

Some progress at Edinburgh but budget shortfall increases

Posted: 4 December 2014

The City of Edinburgh Council faces substantially greater challenges to cut its spending while meeting increasing demands on services.

Community planning is improving but not yet realising its potential

Posted: 27 November 2014

An overview report published today for the Accounts Commission and the Auditor General for Scotland says ambitions for community planning have yet to be translated into action on the ground.

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