Report: Accounts Commission's findings on education department overspend at Scottish Borders Council

October 9, 2001 by Accounts Commission

This report by the Controller of Audit, Ronnie Hinds, into the overspend at Scottish Borders Council has found seriousweaknesses in the financial management of education services within the council.

The Accounts Commission for Scotland has issued findings following consideration of a statutory report from the Controller of Audit into the £3.9 million overspend by Scottish Borders Council and the Council's response to that report. In its findings the Commission highlights a number of high-level failings which were the root cause of the problem.

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