- Audit Scotland
Audit Scotland is a public body in
Scotlandwhich is responsible for auditing approximately 200 public organisations, which spend over £29 billion of public moneyeach year. These include the Scottish Government, local councils and NHS Scotland.
The role of Audit Scotland is to provide the Auditor General and the Accounts Commission with the services they need to carry out their duties. The core work is to carry out:
financial audits to help ensure that public sectorbodies adhere to the highest standards of financial managementand governance
performance audits to help ensure that these bodies achieve the best possible value for money
The work of Audit Scotland is governed by a board which meets around four times a year and the audits are managed by a management team.
* [http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/ Official website]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/5096342.stm BBC News Scotland] - Public sector pension scheme fear
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