Our work programme for 2013/14
Due for release: March 2014 for the Auditor General
Summary: This audit will determine whether the modern apprenticeship programme provides value for money, and if:
• there is clarity around the administration of the modern apprenticeship programme, including the cost, activity and roles of the organisations involved
• modern apprenticeships clearly achieve their intended aims and objectives and the targets set for them
• the modern apprenticeship programme is well managed and there is scope to make efficiencies.
An overview of local government in Scotland
Due for release: March 2014 for the Accounts Commission
Summary: Audit Scotland prepares an annual local government overview report on behalf of the Accounts Commission. The report identifies common issues and significant trends and shifts in council expenditure, resource management and service performance.
In its report, the Commission highlights areas of achievement and strength and draws attention to those areas in need of improvement.