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There are still unanswered questions on the poor performance of the SPA, says Holyrood Committee

A Holyrood Committee has outlined a number of significant outstanding concerns about the performance of some of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board members.

What is stopping Scotland’s public bodies reporting on biodiversity? Asks Committee

Do public bodies take biodiversity responsibilities seriously? Is it seen as a ‘tick box’ exercise, or is there a lack of support in completing biodiversity reporting?

Accountability is essential to avoid IT failures, says Holyrood Committee

Clear lines of accountability are “absolutely essential” to avoid major IT failures in the future, a Holyrood Committee has warned today.

Lessons to be learned by public bodies

Scotland’s public bodies must learn the lessons from previous governance and financial management challenges, a Holyrood Committee has warned today.

More can be done to catch Scotland’s fraudsters, says Committee

Greater effort is required to prevent criminals and fraudsters cheating the public purse, says a Holyrood Committee.

Scottish Police Authority boss “behaved inappropriately”, says Holyrood Committee

The Chair of the Scottish Police Authority appears to have “behaved inappropriately” according to a Holyrood Committee.

How well does Scotland tackle fraud in the public sector, asks Committee

How effectively public sector fraud and error is tackled in Scotland will be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee as it undertakes its first ever piece of post-legislative scrutiny.

MSPs to hear from patients’ groups and Trades Unions before questioning NHS Tayside bosses in Dundee

The significant financial challenges facing NHS Tayside will be explored by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee when it meets in Dundee next week (15 December).

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