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Scottish Public Bodies

Tighten the checks on statutory bodies

Dubious use of public money, chaotic management and questionable cost-effectiveness. These have emerged as some of the common shortcomings of statutory bodies, as identified by the Audit Commission.

Monday, 3 December, 2007, 12:00am

Unfair comparisons skew civil servants' pay study: lawmaker

A lawmaker has accused the government of being unfair by including public bodies in a pay comparison between the public and private sectors.

But officials are adamant that such public bodies, some of which are funded by taxpayers or owned by the government, have independent pay structures.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's self-evaluation approach has Scottish roots

WHEN CAMBRIDGE ACADEMIC John MacBeath delivered his second report on school inspections and the introduction of self-evaluation in schools earlier this month, he praised the Hong Kong education system for choosing not to go down the road of published league tables and checked boxes.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Policy on women advisors criticised

Women's groups yesterday lashed out at the government for being 'superficial' in boosting the recommended minimum proportion of women on government advisory and statutory bodies to 25 per cent.

10 Jan 2004 - 12:00am