Public Audit Committee
Jim Cuthbert: Scottish Futures Trust - time to disrupt some comfort zones
Jim Cuthbert, former civil servant and statistician, argues that a confluence of interests has created a comfort zone whereby the Scottish Government’s infrastructure quango, Scottish Futures Trust, is not accountable for its performance
THE Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) is recognised as a major initiative of the Scottish Government, and is responsible for delivering much of Scotland’s public infrastructure through mechanisms like its hub and Non Profit Distributing programmes.
Auditor general: Impossible to assess whether Scottish colleges mergers have saved money
Auditor General tells MSPs that it’s hard to assess whether Scottish college mergers have saved money, despite recent Scottish Funding Council report shows that it already has saved more than £50m per year
THE AUDITOR GENERAL has told a Holyrood select committee that it's hard to assess whether the college merger programme in Scotland has saved money.
MSPs demand former college boss pay back PS300k payout and inform police
Damning committee report demands payback from former Coatbridge principal John Doyle
AN INVESTIGATION into a six-figure pay-off to a former college principal has recommended that he pays back the money while police reports are lodged.