I’ll keep this short as it’s not a particularly riveting read for the non-accountants among us.
When reporting negatively, the Scottish Auditor General doesn’t hold back so this praise is worth remarking upon. She:
- said the Scottish Government produced a sound financial report for 2016/17 and managed its budget effectively;
- highlights the Scottish Government’s good record of financial management and reporting;
- said her independent audit opinion on the 2016/17 accounts is unqualified.
- Said the Scottish Government managed its overall 2016/17 budget of £33.96 billion well, reporting a small underspend of £85 million.
Noting some of these words that I’ve emboldened, this is a glowing report for a government that clearly knows what it’s doing. Who in the Labour or Tory cohorts do you imagine could match this competence? Go through the faces and see if you can keep a straight one yourself.