Report: Fife Council: The Third Age Group findings - S.R. 2002/02

June 14, 2002 by Accounts Commission

The Accounts Commission, has considered the issues surrounding Fife Council's financial involvement with the Third Age Group. The Commission accepts the conclusions in the Controller of Audit’s report which provides assurance that grants to the Third Age Group were, in all material respects, used for the purpose intended; identifies procedural short-comings in the Council's financial and other involvement with the Third Age Group; that overall the Council's governance arrangements worked well, and highlights the need for all councils to follow the principles of the Code of Guidance on Following the Public Pound’ in their dealings with arms-length organisations.

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