West Dunbartonshire Council have just scored an own goal by telling the electorate that publication of their annual accounts has been delayed — because of Covid.
A notice on the council website states: “Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, West Dunbartonshire Council is postponing the publication of the audited annual accounts for the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 which are normally required to be published by 30 September. This postponement is made using powers contained in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020.
Curmudgeonly doesn’t cut it with Council leader McColl and Chief Executive Joyce White.
Laura asked: “What has the pandemic got to do with the publication of annual accounts.” and I suppose that’s reasonable given it can’t be hard to do some number crunching (bean counting?) even if you are working from home.