Highland estates and multi-millionaire landowners banked more than £1m of taxpayers’ money through Covid-19 support grants, The Ferret can reveal.
A watchdog has sparked renewed calls for covid funding transparency from public bodies, after a council that followed "dodgy" Scottish Government advice on publishing data was found to be in breach of access to information rules.
The BBC has been criticised for a lack of transparency after failing to explain why thousands of Scots have not been fined for failing to pay their TV licence in recent years.
The Information Commissioner is to probe a controversial medical database after campaigners raised concerns that GPs may have broken privacy laws.
Women on public boards paid half a million less than male counterparts.
Campaigners say Scotland’s renewable energy wealth is being “looted” by international tax avoiders, and millions in profits “siphoned overseas" into tax havens.
Police Scotland has failed to meet official standards for gathering evidence from mobile phones, according to a Watchdog report.
A £63m plan to allow access to NHS medical records has been criticised for failing to offer patients a choice over whether data is shared with researchers.
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog has lost £2.5 million income from industry permits and inspections following a debilitating cyber attack.