Date lodged: 3 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish Whole Government Accounts.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 25 October 2017
A commitment was given in November 2016 to produce a "tailored for Scotland" consolidated public account. The Scottish Government has designated the financial year 2016-17 as a shadow year for production of this account, with a view to publishing outputs during 2018. The on-going work to deliver this shadow year account will inform the plans as to the timetable, scope, format, content and audit arrangements for production of this account in future periods.
It may be helpful to note that the scope of the accounts produced will include assets and liabilities of public bodies within the Scottish Administration, plus local authorities and other public sector bodies such as non-departmental public bodies and public corporations.