The Scottish Government should ban private firms from auditing local authorities’ accounts as their involvement is an obstacle to transparency and democracy, claims a new report.
Scotland’s public land is being sold off to housing developers building luxury homes and sidelining local people, The Ferret can reveal.
PFI firms are charging the Scottish Government more than half a million pounds a month for free car parking at three Scottish hospitals.
Scotland’s Rural College criticised for preventing future generations from developing agricultural skills by selling off a key Ayrshire campus.
Property sold off by public bodies across Scotland is worth half a billion and includes leisure centres, hospitals, healthcare clinics, and swimming pools.
A company registered in Edinburgh has been linked to a firm in the Czech Republic embroiled in controversy over a government contract to deliver Covid-19 tests.
Scottish universities have shares worth more than £2m in companies linked to the West Bank, it has been revealed, leading to calls for disinvestment.
The Scottish Government has been advising other public bodies on how to prevent the release of covid-19 spending information.
Critics have urged the Scottish Government to invest in a 'proper public health response' to the Covid-19 pandemic.