A director of a care home firm in Scotland — which is owned in a tax haven and pays some of its staff just over minimum wage — was paid £2.27m in 2020.
Scotland’s leading independent schools were worth £12.3m more in 2021 than they were the previous year, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A trade union representing foster carers in Glasgow will this week submit a collective complaint to the city council, accusing the body of failing to keep promises voted for in its last budget.
Scottish councils have awarded contracts worth more than £1bn to private companies since 2015, The Ferret can reveal.
Future 'bleak', as council data reveals neighbourhood cutbacks.
'Eye-watering' interest payments on borrowing from the UK treasury are further squeezing council budgets, campaigners have argued.
Local authorities have been accused of issuing “escalating threats” to people behind on their council tax, after The Ferret found they have contracts worth up to £20m with debt collectors.
The value of common good funds created to benefit local communities has plummeted by nearly £8m in four years.