Scotland's colleges 2019
Caroline Gardner, the Auditor General for Scotland, said: "Colleges are increasingly dependent on public funding to cover their costs, and it is likely that the gap between their income and spending will continue to widen without action.
"Tighter budgets make financial planning even more important. Colleges and the Scottish Funding Council need to do more to ensure they are as well-prepared as possible to deal with ongoing pressures."
Read the report.
Oral Evidence session 13 June 2019
The Committee took evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.
Please read the Official Report from 13 June 2019
Meeting papers for 13 June 2019
Minutes of meeting 13 June 2019
Oral Evidence session 12 September 2019
The Committee took evidence from Karen Watt, Chief Executive, Martin Fairbairn, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary to Council and Lorna MacDonald, Director of Finance, Scottish Funding Council.
This was followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Mark MacPherson, Senior Manager and Mark McCabe, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland.
Please read the Official Report of 12 September 2019.
Meeting papers for 12 September 2019 (986KB pdf)
Minutes of meeting for 12 September 2019 (45KB pdf)
Correspondence and follow-up
Letter from the Auditor General for Scotland to the Convener, 14 October 2019 (169KB pdf)
The Committee agreed at its meeting on the 12 September 2019 to close its scrutiny of the report.