Five months after a cyber attack, the Scottish Government’s environment watchdog is still struggling to process pollution permits and planning applications.
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.
Property sold off by public bodies across Scotland is worth half a billion and includes leisure centres, hospitals, healthcare clinics, and swimming pools.
Ferret Fact Service looks at claims from Nicola Sturgeon and Matt Hancock about PPE supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Private finance schemes by successive governments have left Scottish taxpayers footing a £40 billion bill to build schools, hospitals, roads and other projects worth £9 billion, according to Scotland’s spending watchdog.
The allegations of fraud are said to be linked to contracts given to private firms for roads maintenance.
Calls for regulators to investigate secretive charity with links to Scottish private finance projects and £2.5m in the bank.
Concerns raised over government's vetting processes after an official said there “might well be a conflict of interest” among expert panel of IT advisers.
Private finance schemes are to be investigated by public spending watchdogs after they punched a £932m hole in the Scottish Government’s budget.