Scotland's City Region and Growth Deals

 

Scotland's City Region and Growth Deals

Graham Sharp, Chair of the Accounts Commission said: 
"City deals have had a positive effect across Scotland, strengthening relationships between councils, government, business, our universities and other partners.  
"It's early days, but it's important lines of accountability for deals are now made clearer and that the right staff are in place to develop and deliver deals at a time of considerable financial pressure for councils and the wider public sector."
Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland, said: 
"A significant amount of public money has been committed to city deals, but the programme's lack of aims and objectives means opportunities may already have been missed to ensure deals contribute to national outcomes.
"The Scottish Government needs to show how it will measure deals' long-term success and work with councils to improve transparency around the approval process for individual projects."

Scotland's City Region and Growth Deals

 

Oral evidence session 30 January 2020

The Committee took evidence from Audit Scotland.

Please read the Official Report for 30 January 2020.

Meeting papers for 30 January 2020.

Minutes from 30 January 2020.

Meeting correspondence and follow-up

Letter from Convener to Chief Executive COSLA, 27 February 2020 (112KB pdf)

Letter from Convener to Director-General Economy. Scottish Government, 2 March 2020 (114KB pdf)

Letter from Convener to Gillian McGregor, Director, Office of Secretary of State for Scotland, 2 March 2020 (132KB pdf) 

Letter from Gilliam McGregor, Director, Office of Secretary of State for Scotland to Convener, 25 March 2020 (132KB pdf)

Letter from Director-General Economy, Scottish Government to Convener, 1 April 2020 (283KB pdf)

Letter from COSLA to Convener, 14 July 2020 (226KB pdf)

Letter from Acting Convener to the Convener of the Local Government and Communities Committee, 26 August 2020 (709KB pdf)

 

At its meeting on Thursday 13 August 2020, the Committee agreed to write to the Local Government and Communities Committee, then close its scrutiny of the report entitled " Scotland's City Region and Growth Deals".

 
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