Scotland’s PAC says audit report accountability must improve

Released 15 March 2021

A fundamental shift in the way public bodies and the Scottish Government view and respond to audit reports is essential, according to a legacy report published by Holyrood’s Public Audit & Post Legislative Committee.

The report says that, to break the wasteful cycle of recurring themes appearing in audit reports, public bodies and the Scottish Government must now be required to respond formally and then act on recommendations of the Auditor General. There should be consequences if they fail to do so.

Further information on the report and recommendations can be found at

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