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Public Audit Committee


Planning for Skills

Background

On 20 January 2022, the Auditor General for Scotland published Planning for Skills.

The report says:

"SDS and the SFC started to work together on skills alignment but a lack of consensus emerged. The Scottish Government did not provide the necessary leadership or oversight, with insufficient clarity on what it wanted to achieve and what success would look like. As a result, the benefits anticipated from skills alignment have not been realised."

Read the report on Audit Scotland's website

Information about the Public Audit Committee's consideration of the report can be found below. 

Meetings

 

10 February 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Stephen Boyle, the Auditor General for Scotland; Gordon Smail, Audit Director; Rebecca Seidel, Senior Audit Manager; and Douglas Black, Audit Manager, Performance Audit and Best Value, Audit Scotland.

Read the agenda and meeting papers, 10 February 2022

Read the Official Report, 10 February 2022

Read the meeting minutes, 10 February 2022

Decision: The Committee agreed to invite the Scottish Government to give oral evidence at a future meeting.

10 March 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Joe Griffin, Director-General Education and Justice; Helena Gray, Director, Fair Work, Employability and Skills; Adam Reid, Deputy Director for Skills; and Helen Webster, Deputy Director for Reform, Directorate for Advance Learning and Science, Scottish Government.

Read the agenda and meeting papers, 10 March 2022

Read the Official Report, 10 March 2022

Read the meeting minutes, 10 March 2022

Decision: The Committee agreed to consider its next steps at a future meeting. 

Decision: At its meeting on the 17 March 2022, the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government.



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