Report: Local government in Scotland: Challenges and performance 2019

March 21, 2019 by Accounts Commission

Scotland’s councils are managing to improve and maintain most services. But Scottish Government funding to councils is likely to reduce in future; this, combined with increased demand and less flexibility over spending decisions, means councils need to think differently about how they deliver services to the public. This second overview report follows on from Local government in Scotland: Financial overview 2017/18.

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Data about councils' performance

Our interactive Tableau visualisation illustrates councils' spending and performance, and public satisfaction with services.



Key facts from the report

A transcript of this animation is available to download with the other files on this page.