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More new thinking needed as councils face tougher choices

Posted: 27 March 2014

Councils need to keep an open mind in deciding how to best deliver services.

More apprentices in Scotland but the long-term benefits need to be clearer

Posted: 13 March 2014

The number of apprentices in Scotland has increased with more than 25,000 people starting training in each of the last two years, despite a challenging labour market.

'Serious concerns' about South Ayrshire Council

Posted: 27 February 2014

The Accounts Commission said today it was seriously concerned about South Ayrshire Council’s lack of progress in addressing long term weaknesses.

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