Report: Local government in Scotland

To be published early 2021 by Accounts Commission

In the financial overview for the 2019/20 financial year, we will comment on:

  • the 2019/20 funding settlement from the Scottish Government, councils' budget responses and the budget pressures and constraints
  • councils' financial performance in 2019/20
  • councils' financial positions at 31 March 2020, including levels of reserves and debt
  • the financial outlook and early commentary on the additional costs and implications of Covid-19 for medium-term financial planning
  • the funding, financial position and financial planning of Integration Joint Boards.
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