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COSLA WELCOMES SURPLUS FOR SCOTTISH DLOs

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Scottish DLOs and DSOs have been a success story for local government, COSLA president Norman Murray said today fol...
Scottish DLOs and DSOs have been a success story for local government, COSLA president Norman Murray said today following publication of the Accounts Commission's overview.

The report shows that overall in Scotland, DLOs and DSOs are showing a

surplus of£37,861,000 and that 93 per cent of councils are achieving

the break-even target.

'This is a success story by anyone's standards,' says cllr Murray,

'and one which councils have worked hard to achieve by improving their

management and monitoring arrangements.

'There are only seven instances of deficits going over£100,000,

compared with 31 last year and those areas are already being addressed

by the councils concerned. These are, after all, multi-million pound

businesses with a turnover in the order of£1.5bn and 50,000

employees - in that context the DLO picture in Scotland is very

positive.

'All councils are committed to ensuring that public funds are wisely

used and provide value for money and we will all continue to work on any problem areas which reports such as this highlight.'

Mr Murray added that the Accounts Commission's overview of local

authority audits, also published today, was another strand in helping

councils to continuously improve.

'Constructive reviews and checks such as these provide councils with

much needed information which allows them to identify problem areas

where improvement is necessary and work towards ensuring that high

quality public services are provided as efficiently as possible.'

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