Public Audit Committee
Community empowerment: Covid-19 update
On 28 October 2021, the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission published Community empowerment: Covid-19 update.
The reports says:
"Covid-19 has disproportionately affected Scotland’s most vulnerable citizens. During the pandemic, local people and communities across Scotland played a critical role in supporting the most vulnerable people in society."
The Committee took evidence from:
David Allan, Deputy Director, Scottish Community Development Centre; Stephen Boyle, Auditor General for Scotland; Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager, Carnegie Trust; Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations; Euan Leitch, Chief Executive, Scotland's Regeneration Forum; Ryan Smart, Centre Manager, Collydean Community Centre.
Decision: The Committee agreed to write to the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee and the Scottish Government on issues raised during the meeting.
Decision: The Committee agreed at its meeting on 3 February 2022 to close its scrutiny of the report and write to the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee.
- Letter to Convener from Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive SCVO with follow-up information, 29 November 2021
- Letter from Convener to Paul Johnston, Director-General Communities, Scottish Government, 9 December 2021
- Letter to Convener from Paul Johnston, Director-General Communities, Scottish Government, 21 January 2022
- Letter from the Convener to the Convener of Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee, 9 February 2022