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Dumfries and Galloway Council criticised over spending

Dumfries and Galloway Council has admitted serious problems in its social work department after a report highlighted concerns over its financial management.

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Auditors reveal 'several flaws and weaknesses'

The independent audit by Price Waterhouse Cooper conducted last year showed a number of problems.

Auditors uncovered several flaws and weaknesses including spending plans being set based on historic and unreliable information and ineffective team co-operation between the social work director John Alexander and his managers.

The report also highlighted concerns that there were only three people from finance monitoring 50people with budget responsibilities.

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