Social Security Scotland: framework document

Sets out the detailed accountability and governance framework for Social Security Scotland, and the context for the Agency's relationship with Scottish Ministers and core Scottish Government Directorates.

Annual Report and Accounts

72. The Chief Executive is responsible for producing an Annual Report and Accounts in accordance with the accounts direction from Scottish Ministers and having due regard to Audit Scotland reporting on the audit of the accounts. The Agency is within the Scottish Government accounting boundary and therefore required to complete its accounts in accordance with the timetable for the production of the Scottish Government consolidated accounts.

73. The Chief Executive is responsible for maintaining a sound system of internal control that supports the achievement of the Agency's policies, aims and objectives and for regularly reviewing the effectiveness of that system. As Accountable Officer, the Chief Executive ensures a Governance Statement is provided as part of the Agency's Annual Report and Accounts.


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