Glasgow City Council
Scottish councils have awarded contracts worth more than £1bn to private companies since 2015, The Ferret can reveal.
Glasgow City Council has spent almost £10m on agency workers to empty bins and deal with recycling in the last five years, we can reveal.
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.
A Glasgow hotel housing vulnerable homeless people is being run “like an open prison” while charging £1,400 a month for cramped and rundown rooms, it is alleged.
Afran opens a drawer and pulls out creams and tablets, prescribed to deal with the bites covering his children’s backs and stomachs – and his wife’s legs - in an angry, red rash.
Asylum children in Scotland have spent months living in overcrowded B&B rooms with their families and struggled to access schooling.
Ferret Fact Service looks into an SNP claim about affordable housing.
Ferret Fact Service looks at what powers councils have, ahead of the upcoming local elections.
Councils have been accused of a “moral failure” to provide decent housing to homeless people and of overseeing a “fiscal disaster” as costs top quarter of a billion.