By Anne Cairns
What do you know about the National Fraud Initiative (NFI)? The most important fact is that it saves millions for the public purse.
North of the border, the counter-fraud exercise is led by Audit Scotland and overseen by the Cabinet Office for the UK.
Continue reading Capturing fraud and error in Scotland’s public sector
By Mark Roberts, Senior Manager, Audit Scotland
At eleven in the evening, on the 29th March next year, the UK will leave the European Union. At Audit Scotland, we are interested in what this means for the 222 organisations we audit and the Scottish public sector as a whole.
Withdrawal from the EU represents a major constitutional change. It is happening at the same time as a significant expansion of the Scottish Parliament’s financial powers. Understanding, assessing and reporting on how all these changes together affect Scotland’s public finances and public sector organisations has been, and will continue to be, a major element of our work. Continue reading Preparing for life outside the EU