40 years timeline
A look at some of the Commission's key events from the past 40 years.
1974 - 2015
- 1974 - The Commission for Local Authority Accounts in Scotland established the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973
- 1975 - Two chief auditors appointed. First Commission premised established
- 1977 - Developing the concept of 'value for money'
- 1983 - First staff conference
- 1988 - Responsibility to undertake national performance audits on 'value for money'
- 1990 - The Commission for Local Authority Accounts in Scotland becomes known as the Accounts Commission. Responsibility for the external audit of NHS in Scotland.
- 1992 - Responsibility to direct councils on their performance information
- 1993 - The Commission moves into 18 George Street
- 1995 - First audit of NHS undertaken
- 1996 - Local government is reorganised
- 2000 - Audit Scotland and the Auditor General established
- 2003 - Responsibility for auditing Best Value
- 2004 - First report of audit of Best Value published (Angus Council)
- 2008 - Responsibility for coordinating local government scrutiny
- 2010 - First 'How councils work' report published
- 2011 - The Commission first meets in public
- 2012 - Developing the audit of Best Value
- 2013 - Responsibility for auditing joint health and social care boards